Like a lot of electronics the Apple iPod has a rechargeable battery. But with the iPod you can’t remove the battery making replacement complicated and expensive. The big problem isn’t the inconvenience but the environmentally irresponsibility of such a manufacturing decision. The folks over at The Green Guide are asking you to tell Apple to fix the iPod and make it GREEN.
The suggestions to apple:
- Produce toxin-free iPods
- Design iPods so batteries can be easily and affordable replaced
- Provide take back and recycling options for iPods and other electronics
Goto the Fix it Apple website to send a email to Steve Jobs or you can also call and leave a message about how you feel. This phone number is similar to the free voice mail I use to collect audio comments for my show. This innovative use demonstrates a potentially powerful tool for grassroots organizers. Just listen to some of the messages they’ve collected in a Flash movie on this site. (it looks like an iPod) Kind of what I was suggesting in my post here. But instead of sending audio to Politicians their directing it towards CEOs. Even better!
Shoot…I’m mac addict #1 but… first Apple sues fan sites to get there sources, now this… Ouch! Who better to tell Apple their messing up than the ones who love to buy their stuff?