Oliver Lee

How Green is Apple?: A Half-Bitten Look at the Past Decade

by , 08/08/11

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Computer giant Apple doesn’t have the best record when it comes to being green. Known for using hazardous materials, dodging questions about sustainability, and contributing to an ever-growing pile of e-waste, the technology giant seems more at odds with nature than its iconic logo would imply. But after digging to the “core” of the matter, we were surprised to find that that Apple might be more eco-friendly than you think. Read on to see how green Apple really is.

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  1. lazyreader August 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    You can make those arguments about any computer. They largely source parts from the same source, they’re largely made out of the same materials.

    Steve Jobs had released a report announcing plans to eliminate PVC and BFRs by the end of 2008. Apple has since eliminated PVC and BFRs across its product range. In actuality it became the first laptop maker to remove PVC and BFR’s from their products. n June 2007, Apple upgraded the MacBook Pro, replacing cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) backlit LCD displays with mercury-free LED backlit LCD displays and arsenic-free glass. I’m sure they’re doing the best they can do in regards to other manufacturers, not that I really care, I don’t even own an Apple nor will in the foreseeable future.

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