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 tonywob on Thu 3rd May 2007 09:07 UTC
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Surely the biggest problem we have is the human population and people who insist on having large families, (i.e. more than 2 kids). Most modern families, at least in developed areas consume large amounts of energy. Where I live, I notice families with 3 or 4 cars, one per household member. Children these days want expensive, electronic toys, to keep up with their friends, they want computers. They have a TV in every bedroom in the house, normally left on standby (The ability of which should be simply removed from future television sets).

Then comes the food to feed them, a trip down to the supermarket in the family car to fill up on the groceries. Groceries which are unnecessarily over-packaged, then the costs to cook food, wash clothes, have six baths a day, etc..

Then you get people who insist on driving petrol-guzzling 4 wheel drives, or people carriers, just to take the kid to school. The only off-road most of these people do is driving up their driveways.

People who choose to live their lives like this, breeding and guzzling fuel should be punished/heavily taxed. Why should people who drive small cars have to pay as much tax on fuel as people who drive large, expensive, unnecessary cars.

It's about time people realized that life is not going to stay this easy, especially for future generations.

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RE: Population
by ma_d on Thu 3rd May 2007 16:47 in reply to "Population"
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This is really off topic. "Greener Computing" isn't code for "my pet peeve about society."

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