News briefs: Wales’ eco wiki, tuna surprise and greener iPods

Posted by Laura Grant on September 12, 2008
Posted in Green News

Wikipedia founder launches wiki for greens – Jimmy Wales and Wikia Inc have launched a new eco-focused project called Wikia Green. “The goal is to create a flexible, dynamic community wiki that covers anything and everything in the environmental and sustainable universe,” Daily Green reports.

Call for suspension of Mediterranean tuna fishing – The overfishing of bluefin tuna – highly prized for sushi and sashimi – in the Mediterranean has been described as a “disgrace” by an independent panel reviewing the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The panel said yesterday that all fishing for East Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna must be suspended immediately until countries involved in those fisheries “agree to fully abide by the rules and recommendations of ICCAT and international fisheries law”, AFP reports.

iPods get the nod from Greenpeace – Steve Jobs’ announcement that Apple’s latest batch of revamped iPods – the iPod Touch, iPod Nano and iPod Classic – will now be free of PVC (polyvinyl chloride, a plastic) and BFRs (brominated flame retardants), along with an absence of mercury and the use of arsenic-free glass, has been applauded by Greenpeace. But the environmental organisation says that Jobs can go further and make more Apple products, such as iPhones and Macs, greener. “What we’d really like for Christmas is to see Apple remove toxic chemicals from all its products, and announce a free, global recycling scheme. Now, that would make a very tasty green Apple indeed!” said Greenpeace in a statement.


2 Responses to “News briefs: Wales’ eco wiki, tuna surprise and greener iPods”

  1. alexis
    September 12th, 2008 @ 1:33 pm

    Yes Please. Cant we start on online campaign/petition where we can add our names to a virtual list. Not a nasty corporate bashing number – but just one that says we love Mac, and we’d love it even more if they’d make cleaner products.

  2. laura
    September 13th, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

    Yup. I love my MacBook and it would make me very happy if it was non-toxic. And I’m with Greenpeace in that I’d like to be able to hand in the old Mac stuff I have lying around at an Apple store here in SA so they could be recycled properly.

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