With this week's announcement of the MacBook Air, the new item of lust for Mac geeks everywhere, Apple is taking a few significant steps towards making their laptops more environmentally friendly. To wit:
- The shiny aluminum case is fully recyclable;
- The display mercury-free
- The glass in the monitor is arsenic-free
- The circuit boards are bromide-free and PVC-free
- The Air packaging is 56% less than that of the MacBook, while still having that awesome New Mac smell.
With the introduction of these green initiatives, it begs the question: How the hell did I not know there was arsenic and mercury in my laptop?