01 Sep '11, 5am

Chinese environmental groups accuse Apple Inc of turning a blind eye as its suppliers pollute the country

Chinese environmental groups accuse Apple Inc of turning a blind eye as its suppliers pollute the country

Chinese environmental groups accused Apple Inc of turning a blind eye as its suppliers pollute the country, the latest criticism of the technology company's environmental record. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese environmental groups accused Apple Inc of turning a blind eye as its suppliers pollute the country, the latest criticism of the technology company's environmental record. Toxic discharges from 'suspected Apple suppliers' have been encroaching on local communities and environments, a coalition of environmental organisations said on Wednesday in a 46-page report alleging efforts to conceal pollution. Widespread environmental degradation has accompanied China's breakneck economic growth, and the government has been criticised for failing to take steps to curb pollution. 'The large volume of discharge in Apple's supply chain greatly endangers the public's ...

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