Greenpeace can be a real stickler when it comes to companies ‘going green’. In their latest “Guide To Green Electronics” Greenpeace still has found many ways that Apple can continue to become a more green company.
Looking at Greenpeace’s ‘Guide Chart’, it really doesn’t look like Apple is doing that great of a job at all. That is of course you can even trust Greenpeace’s reports.
Apple has begun to try and improve their green standings. Their latest push comes by way of announcing greener Macbooks.
Apple has this to say about their new line, and how they plan to positively impact the environment, “When we redesigned the new Macbook, our designers and engineers set a goal of making not only the greenest notebook Apple ever produced, but the greenest family of notebooks. So every new Macbook has been built using materials that are highly recyclable and free of many harmful substances present in other computers. Apple engineers also designed the software and hardware to work together, in order to maximize energy efficiency and minimize the carbon footprint of the MacBook. Even the packaging was reconsidered and reduced, so there would be smaller boxes to ship and less material to recycle. The result is exactly what we hoped for: the greenest family of notebooks ever made.”
Here are some actual examples of what Apple has done to improve their Macbook line:
-LED backlit display with no mercury
-PVC free cables
-41% smaller packaging
Take THAT Greenpeace.