A handy Greenpeace e-mail popped into my e-mail collector unit that reminded me of this: hey, Apple is a nice company to the environment! While the iPhone 4 may be a flawed hunk of junk, it is constructed out of Earth-friendly materials. Not a stitch of PVC plastic or BFR to be found. Meanwhile, Dell has waffled and waffled for years now, saying that, oh sure, our products will be totally green within a few years. That was in 2005.
Here we are in the year 2010, and Dell still cannot meets its commitments.
Now here’s an honest question: how many of you make purchasing decisions based on how “green” a product is? Let’s say there was some awesome monitor or keyboard, but it was the least green item available—would you still get it? I’m genuinely curious because I cannot imagine the average person pays too close attention to how green an item is. People what what they like and what they can afford, right?