The environmental group Greenpeace continued its war of words with Apple this week, criticizing the material makeup of the iPhone device, the IDG News Service reported.
According to Greenpeace, the iPhone contains several toxic chemicals that most cell phone makers have discontinued using. They also blasted Apple for not establishing any type of take-back recycling program for the devices, which Nokia and Sony have done.
Apple issued an open letter earlier this year about its various greening campaigns, in which company chief Steve Jobs established the goal of recycling 28 percent of products by the end of 2010. The company has not yet responded to Greenpeace’s latest charges.