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Apple Surpasses Recycling Goals By Using Aircraft-Grade Aluminum

Apple Surpasses Recycling Goals By Using Aircraft-Grade Aluminum

By using aluminum to create the cases for its electronics, Apple has made a significant contribution to its environmental sustainability goals. Apple adopted the use of aircraft-grade aluminum back in

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Apple’s Thinner, Lighter iPad 2 Hits Stores Today – But is it Green?

Apple’s Thinner, Lighter iPad 2 Hits Stores Today – But is it Green?

Lines are already circling the block with eager gadget junkies hoping to get ahold of one of Apple's hotly anticipated iPad 2, which hits store shelves today. Since its release almost a year ago,

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Macquariums: Iconic Candy-Colored Apple iMacs Recycled into Aquariums!

Macquariums: Iconic Candy-Colored Apple iMacs Recycled into Aquariums!

Harms sources the iMac shells from recyclers for his aquariums, giving new life to the previously obsolete comps. To make them look shiny and new, he then polishes each with a high speed buffer,

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The iMo: If Apple Designed Electric Cars…

The iMo: If Apple Designed Electric Cars…

No, Steve Jobs has not decided to tackle the automobile market. This concept electric vehicle is the work of French designer Anthony Jannarelly who conducted an independent study for a future robotic car

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Apple’s New Headquarters Will Be Designed by Norman Foster

Apple’s New Headquarters Will Be Designed by Norman Foster

Norman Foster's carbon-neutral city Masdar, Abu Dhabi Apple prides itself upon innovative modern design, so it’s no wonder they’ve chosen a world-renowned architect to design their new headquarters

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Matt & Nat Teams Up With Apple to Unveil Chic, Vegan Laptop Bags

Matt & Nat Teams Up With Apple to Unveil Chic, Vegan Laptop Bags

If you're looking for a new laptop bag that's more chic than geek, check out the snazzy ones that Matt & Nat have unveiled in collaboration with Apple - yes, that Apple! The line consists of four

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Apple Refuses to Participate in Green Rating for Mobile Phones

Apple Refuses to Participate in Green Rating for Mobile Phones

With consumer interest in greener gadgets on the rise, Apple has refused to include the iPhone in a far-reaching green ranking system for mobile phones in the UK. The rankings convert manufacturers'

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Apple Files Patent for a Brand New Smart Bike

Apple Files Patent for a Brand New Smart Bike

Forget about the next iPhone or an iPad as thin as paper, Apple is pedaling in another direction these days. Just a few days ago, the company filed a new patent for an advanced smart bike now in

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Is Apple Involved in Heavy-Metal Pollution in China?

Is Apple Involved in Heavy-Metal Pollution in China?

Chinese environmental groups are questioning whether Apple, which has refused to respond to their inquiries, is involved in heavy-metal pollution in the country.

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Apple’s New iPhone 4 is Ultra Thin, Light – But is it Green?

Apple’s New iPhone 4 is Ultra Thin, Light – But is it Green?

The moment that smartphone geeks have been waiting for is finally here: Apple has just unveiled the fourth generation iPhone at today's WWDC conference in San Francisco. At a diminutive 9.3 mm thick, the

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Apple Patents Solar Powered iPhone

Apple Patents Solar Powered iPhone

Is there anything an iPhone can't do? There isn't much, but charging via the Sun's rays is one thing the gadget of all trades has yet to master. Well, now Apple is looking to change that. They've applied

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Sony Unveils Plans for New e-Reader to Challenge Apple in Japan

Sony Unveils Plans for New e-Reader to Challenge Apple in Japan

A Sony e-reader that is currently on the market Just one day before the iPad hits Japanese store shelves, Sony has stepped into the game saying "Wait for us!" The electronics giant announced today that

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Apple Supplier Audit Reveals Apple Manufacturing Uses Child Labor

Apple Supplier Audit Reveals Apple Manufacturing Uses Child Labor

Apple announced this news in its Supplier Responsibility Report, a report released for three years running that audits of Apple's supplier factories. These factories aren't owned by Apple, but while

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IS IT GREEN?: The Apple iPad

IS IT GREEN?: The Apple iPad

Unless you've been living in a cave the past few weeks, you probably know about Apple's new iPad, which was just unveiled moments ago. We're excited for the iPad's release, but we still have to ask: how

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First Ever Apple-Licensed iPod Solar Charger Case Unveiled

First Ever Apple-Licensed iPod Solar Charger Case Unveiled

For those of you with the latest iPod or iPhone Touch, in a months time you'll be able to charge your Apple gadgets with a fancy schmancy new solar case. Novothink, a manufacturer of alternative

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GREEN APPLE: An Eco Vehicle That Cleans the Air

GREEN APPLE: An Eco Vehicle That Cleans the Air

Recently the Local Motors competition unveiled a fresh crop of incredible concept cars, and we were particularly impressed with the sleek NYC-centric Green Apple vehicle. A green machine that wouldn't

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Apple Debuts the Greenest Macbooks Ever

Apple Debuts the Greenest Macbooks Ever

The folks at Apple recently debuted their latest line of sleek notebooks, and we were excited to hear that they're the greenest Macs ever! They've removed many of the harmful toxins found in computers

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APPLE FILES SOLAR PATENT: MacBook going solar?

APPLE FILES SOLAR PATENT: MacBook going solar?

If you read Inhabitat with any frequency, you know we are always on the lookout for greener gadgets that will reduce the amount of energy and waste associated with wireless mobility. Well, we just

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Pineapple Paper Furniture by Yothaka

Pineapple Paper Furniture by Yothaka

The Nut Bench is fun, colorful and made from pineapple paper to boot! Bangkok-based Yothaka International creates hand-woven, modern Asian designs using local natural fibrous materials available in

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Apple Gets Greener With Launch of MacBook Air

Apple Gets Greener With Launch of MacBook Air

Like Greenpeace, we've been on Apple's case for awhile now in regards to the sustainability issue. We just don't understand how it is that a company that has been so groundbreaking in terms of product

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THE NEW GREENER APPLE iMAC

THE NEW GREENER APPLE iMAC

Apple just launched their newest line of desktop iMacs – slim, graceful, and made from glass and aluminum. "Aluminum is durable and lightweight; recyclers love it," said Steve Jobs. "Glass is elegant,

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A GREENER APPLE: Steve Jobs Steps Up

A GREENER APPLE: Steve Jobs Steps Up

In a reversal of Apple's long-held lipped and secretive stance, yesterday Steve Jobs announced the company's environmental policies. Responding to the Greenpeace campaign for a greener Apple, Jobs

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GREEN MY APPLE, GREEN MY FUTURE

GREEN MY APPLE, GREEN MY FUTURE

Take a poll on any city street, and you'll be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't admire Apple's clean, innovative product design. In the past 5 years, with the success of the iPod and power PCs, Mac

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World’s first pocket spectrometer lets you measure the molecular makeup of nearly anything

World’s first pocket spectrometer lets you measure the molecular makeup of nearly anything

SCiO is a brand new consumer device that measures the molecular fingerprint of anything that reflects light, except it fits in your pocket. Equipped with some of the capabilities of large, heavy

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World’s first moldable glue lets you fix and improve nearly anything

World’s first moldable glue lets you fix and improve nearly anything

Sugru is a handy moldable glue ideal for any number of household, DIY and craft projects.

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Awesome two-story treehouse is half jungle gym and all childhood dream come true

Awesome two-story treehouse is half jungle gym and all childhood dream come true

Located in Garrison, New York, on sprawling acres of farmland, Davis’ playhouse is as large as a studio apartment and has all sorts of secret features and thrills for its visitors. 350 sq ft are split

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8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

Broccoli + Lettuce + Celery Suffering from limp celery, soft broccoli, or less that sprightly salads? Keep these greens their crispest by wrapping them in tin foil before storing them in the fridge.

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Gorgeous modern Kew House is clad in prefab weathering steel

Gorgeous modern Kew House is clad in prefab weathering steel

Kew House’s successful design is due in part to the collaborative architect-client relationship. The client, who is a structural engineer and boat-restorer, took a hands-on approach to specifying

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3,800 critically endangered turtles found stacked in a shipping crate headed for China

3,800 critically endangered turtles found stacked in a shipping crate headed for China

For much of the 20th century, the existence of the Philippine forest turtle was little more than a myth, fueled by a spare handful of specimens. But in 2001, a survey of the Palawan islands uncovered

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Curious home has ‘eyes’ pointed in different directions, just like a chameleon

Curious home has ‘eyes’ pointed in different directions, just like a chameleon

The skin of the house was covered in a semi-glossy coat that reflects the colors of its surroundings like an amphibian. The living room faces the apple tree, the master bedroom looks onto a cherry tree,

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