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MacBook Eco Friendly: Blogging Green

1.09.2011

MacBook and the environment.
When it comes to being environmentally friendly, Apple approaches things differently — through our products. That’s why MacBook is energy efficient, free of many harmful toxins, and achieves an EPEAT Gold rating.1

People often ask me what laptop I am using when I am blogging. Well believe it or not I have been a pc girl for as long as I could remember until last year, I decided to buy myself a Macbook. It was a tough decision as Macbooks are not cheap! The most affordable was the Macbook White at RM3.5k++. I did not regret buying as it could do what a rm4-6k laptop could do. Graphics & visual was superb. Watching movies, editing photos, blogging - I enjoyed it all on my macbook white. I could also play World of Warcraft with it! (online graphic heavy games). The only two things I HATE about Macbook white is the highly fragile glass screen which breaks (and I had to fork out 1/2 the price of the Macbook white to replace it!). The second thing I hate was the service level provided by Apple Malaysia and Apple stores. That's another story to be told, which well isn't that important anyway. Recently while reading a female magazine, I found out that my Macbook White is also the most eco-friendly laptop around. Imagine that.


These are the reasons why:

Fewer toxins.

The greatest environmental challenge facing the computer industry today is the presence of arsenic, brominated flame retardants (BFRs), mercury, phthalates, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in products. Apple engineers have worked hard to eliminate BFRs and PVC from MacBook circuit boards, internal and external cables, connectors, insulators, adhesives, and more.3 And they’ve eliminated many other toxins that are a common part of notebook computer manufacturing — choosing, for example, mercury-free backlighting and arsenic-free glass for the MacBook display.

Lasts up to five years.

The removable batteries in traditional notebooks are designed to be replaced every year or two, which means lots of batteries are used up and discarded. But the battery in the new MacBook lasts up to five years — or 1000 recharges. So it uses just one battery in the same time a typical notebook uses three, reducing waste and environmental impact.4 And to help ensure that batteries are disposed of in an environmentally responsible way, Apple offers a battery take-back program in 95 percent of the countries in which it does business.

Smaller boxes, fewer planes.

The new MacBook packaging is 53 percent smaller than that of the original MacBook. And smaller boxes are much better for the planet. Because smaller boxes mean we can fit more boxes on each shipping pallet. Which means more products will fit on each boat and plane. Which means fewer boats and planes are used, resulting in fewer CO2 emissions. It’s one seemingly minor change. But it has a major positive impact on our environment.

Recyclable materials.

Apple has minimized the waste when MacBook reaches end of life through its ultraefficient design and the use of recyclable materials such as high-grade polycarbonate, aluminum, and magnesium, which recyclers can reuse for other products.

Free recycling for your old computer.

If you live in the U.S., Apple offers a free recycling program for old computers and displays with the purchase of any new Mac. Learn more on the Apple Recycling Site

EPEAT Gold rating.

Through its innovative and environmentally friendly design, MacBook has earned the highest rating of EPEAT Gold.1 The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, or EPEAT, evaluates the environmental impact of a product based on how recyclable it is, how much energy it uses, and how it’s designed and manufactured.

2 comments:

  1. woah, now u make me wana go n get one de...

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  2. MacBook Air features a full-sized keyboard for typing comfort and productivity, as well as the glass Multi-Touch trackpad found on Apple’s MacBook Pro, so you can scroll through websites, flip through photos, and resize or rotate images all from the trackpad. The built-in FaceTime camera, mic and stereo speakers are perfect for video calls with iPhone 4, iPod touch and other Macs.

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