This is the last edition of Guide to Greener Electronics. Nintendo became the first “not-green” company and the first one who got 0/10.
Greenspace rank companies according to their policies and practices on toxic chemicals used in products and take back. When I read this news, the first thing came into my mind is: what is sustainable design? Can we say that the products of Nintendo are not durable? If a user who loves the design of NDSL and have it for more than two year(Tyler, that might be you), the lifetime of the design might be longer than a Sony Ericsson(which is the most “green” company) mobile phone. I am not trying to justify what Nintendo is doing now. We talk a lot about how aesthetic or experience design would “ensoul” design, which could lead to durable use. I just wonder if these can fight against human nature which is the desire for something new on some specific products. Or we just turn to another solution: using materials that do not pollute environment to design, instead of encouraging durable use?