Sunday, November 30, 2008

Apple Setting Standard for Green Computers

Here's the brief breakdown from Apple's "Environmental Status Report" on its environment Web page. The new MacBooks are greener than ever.

The new 13-inch MacBook embodies Apple’s continuing environmental commitment. It is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

  • Arsenic-free glass
  • Brominated flame retardant-free
  • Mercury-free
  • PVC-free
  • 41% smaller packaging
  • Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosures

2 comments:

The College Blog Network said...

I heard that although the computing material used in the new macbook is "green" the mfg. process used to create it is actually less green than ever. http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/danielle-sacks/ad-verse-effect/new-macbook-green-ask-greenpeace

JD said...

There's absolutely nothing to back up that statement if you read the sources referenced at that link. The sources confirm that the new MacBook is way greener than previous models. Sure, it's not made out of recycled toilet paper, nor does it have a nest for birds or a nook for storing weed, but LIFE is not green... kudos to any company that at least takes some steps. Small steps like these taken by all of us would result in a much bigger effect of a cleaner, greener, more-efficient world.