Thursday, January 17, 2008

MacBook Air: Apple's moves towards eco-responsibility

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?

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