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 wirespot on Thu 3rd May 2007 10:22 UTC in reply to "RE"
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Most of the power in my neck of the woods (Souteast PA) comes from nuclear and a little from wind.

I hope you don't think that nuclear power is environment-friendly. Because it's not. When the nuclear fuel has to be disposed off, eventually, it's one of the most harmful things ever encountered in nature.

Energy emission and consumption, in most forms, is actually what hurts the environment. No matter how "green" the method you obtain that energy, you end up releasing heat, which in turn contributes to the global warming and screwes up everything. Ecology is a closed system, everything ties to everything else.

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by Johann Chua on Thu 3rd May 2007 11:16 in reply to "RE"
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Fossil fuel pollution is much harder to manage than nuclear waste. There's so much of it, and it goes right into the atmosphere.

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