iPhone 4 and Apple’s silence on pollution in China

iPhone 4 from Apple

Apple has whipped up a storm of anticipation for its new iPhone, which goes on sale in the UK tomorrow, but it’s been silent on questions about the phone’s environmental impact in China, says Ma Jun

Of course as consumers we want cheap and good products, however if these production processes are exceeding wastewater discharge standards and even causing heavy metal pollution, they will cause long lasting damage to the ecological environment and public health. Today, even though we enjoy “cheap” IT products, tomorrow our children will have to pay a thousand times the cost to clean rivers, lakes, soil, the ocean and even their own bodies of heavy metals. Therefore Apple and other IT companies will have to pay for the consequences, as British Petroleum is doing today.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/23/iphone4-pollution-apple

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