Jobs Curses Environmentalists Protesting Apple Shareholders Meeting

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Date: Friday, April 22nd, 2005, 07:44
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MacMinute is reporting that protesters picketed Apple’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday because of the company’s policies on old computer recycling, leading company CEO to use foul language in response.

At the meeting, which was picketed by protestors, Apple CEO Steve Jobs defended the company’s recycling efforts, noting it is leading the industry on environmental issues and that it took back 1,500 tons of products in 2004 through its recycling program. Jobs said the environmental activists want product recycling to be free to consumers, but that Apple’s fee is in line with others in the industry. “We think $30 is a reasonable price to charge,” he said, pointing out that Dell charges about $20 to recycle a PC while HP charges about $40. He also expressed frustration at Apple being singled out by activists over other companies, calling it “bullshit.”


MacMinute is reporting that protesters picketed Apple’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday because of the company’s policies on old computer recycling, leading company CEO to use foul language in response.

At the meeting, which was picketed by protestors, Apple CEO Steve Jobs defended the company’s recycling efforts, noting it is leading the industry on environmental issues and that it took back 1,500 tons of products in 2004 through its recycling program. Jobs said the environmental activists want product recycling to be free to consumers, but that Apple’s fee is in line with others in the industry. “We think $30 is a reasonable price to charge,” he said, pointing out that Dell charges about $20 to recycle a PC while HP charges about $40. He also expressed frustration at Apple being singled out by activists over other companies, calling it “bullshit.”

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