Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2007 19:19 UTC, submitted by DevL
Apple Steve Jobs writes about Apple's efforts to become a more enironmental friendly company. "Apple has been criticized by some environmental organizations for not being a leader in removing toxic chemicals from its new products, and for not aggressively or properly recycling its old products. Upon investigating Apple's current practices and progress towards these goals, I was surprised to learn that in many cases Apple is ahead of, or will soon be ahead of, most of its competitors in these areas. Whatever other improvements we need to make, it is certainly clear that we have failed to communicate the things that we are doing well." Among other things, Apple will introduce LEDs in displays to Macs this year.
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by DigitalAxis on Wed 2nd May 2007 22:24 UTC in reply to "RE"
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* Americans also pay the least amount of tax on gas. If gas cost $7.36 per gallon, like it does here in the UK (1 litre = ~1) there would be riots in the street. The economy would collapse
The economy AND our government (for failing to do anything about the American Worker). When gas hit $3 per gallon people were calling out for the strategic petroleum reserve to be tapped.

* America would not work with the Kyoto agreement
This has to change. Hopefully with the next election, it will.

* American cars are consistently less fuel efficient than cars of any other country
Few things make me laugh and cry at the same time quite like the 'gas card' incentives GM and Ford were trying to roll out a while back, to entice people to buy their same gigantic gas-guzzling cars during the "OMG $3" gas crisis. I find it hard to believe the desire for more fuel-efficient cars caught them THAT off guard that they didn't have anything decently efficient to promote.

No comment on the others...

I think what you've managed to nail is the difference between "good" and "less bad" (and equivalently, the difference between "better" and "good").

For someone who's definitely going to buy a new computer anyway, greener is better, and Apple is to be commended. At least, as long as Steve Jobs didn't leave out a huge list of other nasty chemicals that Apple refuses to dump but that Dell has...

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