Greenpeace says they are cheering Steve Jobs for his decision to phase out toxic chemicals from Appleâ€™s products, starting with the worst chemicals in its product range, Brominated Fire Retardants (BFRs) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) by 2008. Jobs also announced a switch this year to LED-backlit displays for its Macs to replace displays that use cold cathode fluorescent (CCFLs) backlights.
Greenpeace said, â€œItâ€™s not everything we asked for,â€ but we have to start somewhere. No green products have actually gotten to the market yet, from Apple or from any other electronics manufacturer, said Greenpeace. â€œThat’s a race worthy of the wizards of Cupertino,â€ the environment advocate said.
Greenpeace also congratulated Apple fans and users who have contributed their thoughts and blogs and creativity to the campaign to make Apple green.
â€œPut a happy tune on your ipod and do a happy dance,â€ the green group intoned.