Apple responds to allegations of suppliers using toxic chemicals

Green America, a non-profit organisation based in Washington D.C., is asking Apple enthusiasts to ask Apple to stop its suppliers from using toxic chemicals such as benzene and n-hexane, which causes work-related leukemia. Apple responded to these allegations, rejecting it and saying it has been a leader in ridding toxic chemicals from use by its […]

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 Green America needs the help of Apple enthusiasts – asks you to ‘tell Apple to protect workers from dangerous chemicals’

Green America is asking for the help of Apple enthusiasts, asking them to “tell Apple to protect workers from dangerous chemicals.” It says on its website, “Seventy-five percent of the world’s population owns a cell phone, billions of which are made in China. In the United States, there are nearly 330 million active cell phones, […]

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 Green America launches ‘Bad Apple: End Smartphone Sweatshops’ campaign – urges Apple to spend a paltry $1 per iPhone to ensure worker safety

Green America has launched the “Bad Apple: End Smartphone Sweatshops” campaign, urging Apple to protect the wellbeing of factory workers working for their suppliers. They are also trying to convince Apple to make their suppliers stop the use of harmful chemicals such as benzene, which have caused work-related leukemia in some workers. These workers are responsible […]

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 Green America and China Labor Watch to call for boycott of Apple products until supply partners stop exposing workers to toxic chemicals

Two NGOs will be calling for a boycott of Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc.) until the Cupertino firm’s supply partners stop exposing their workers to toxic chemicals. The two NGOs in question are Green America and China Labor. PC Magazine reports, “At issue are the organizations’ claims that Apple is “needlessly exposing workers in […]

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