17 October 2008

meet the new macs

Apple makes some advancements in sustainability with their new MacBook and MacBook Pro. Both MacBooks achieve EPEAT Gold status, which means that they met all of the 23 required criteria and at least 75 percent of the optional criteria under their gold certification standards.

Below, some of the eco-friendly features of the new laptops.

MacBook and MacBook Pro 15"

  • Meet EPEAT Gold status
  • Arsenic free
  • Brominated fire retardant (BFR) free
  • Mercury free
  • PVC free
  • Recyclable
  • Energy efficient LED-backlit display
  • Meet Energy Star 4.0 requirements
  • Ship in a a 37% smaller packaging

Get all of the tech specs at Gizmodo.


arlene said...

We are so lucky, that we own an Apple and also love a the great features. "Keep up the good work Mr. Jobs." Thanks for sharing this info. Arlene

Andre Blackman said...

I've been wanting to switch over to Apple for a while now but just haven't been convinced it's going to be much better for me than PCs...looks nice though

Liz said...

i love my mac, but i've had it for 3 years and it's not nearly as green as the new ones. can't justify getting a new one now, but i know when the time comes, they'll be even better, more sustainable.

i've also been considering an iphone, but i can't bring myself to get a new phone until mine dies.

planned obsolescence will make it happen eventually!