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Apple adds environmental impact info to website

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Sep 2009 13:22

Apple adds environmental impact info to website Apple Inc. has updated its main websites with information about the environmental impact of its products, and what the company has done, and is doing, to improve its line of products from an environmental perspective. Some of the details are pretty interesting too, such as the details of Mac OS X regulating the processor even between keystrokes in order to save power.
The information includes details such as the emissions produced per hour of using a certain product, and the recycling efforts related to them. It also gives details on what the company is doing in its own facilities to cut down power consumption. "Designing green products includes considering the environmental impact of the materials used to make them," reads Apple's Web site.

"From the glass, plastic, and metal in our products to the paper and ink in our packaging, our goal is to continue leading the industry in reducing or eliminating environmentally harmful substances." Another interesting piece of information is a comparison between the packaging of the 2006 13-inch MacBook and the 2009 13-inch MacBook.

The company notes that by reducing the packaging by 40 percent between the 2006 and 2009 products, it can ship 50 percent more boxes in each airline shipping container, saving one 747 flight for every 32,000 units that are shipped.

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