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Apple has redesigned the new Macbook to make it the greenest notebook Apple has ever produced. Every new Macbook is built with highly recyclable materials, and many of the harmful substances present in other computers have been eliminated from the new Macbook. The software and hardware have also been designed to work together. This will “maximize energy efficiency and minimize the carbon footprint of the MacBook”. The packaging has been reduced by using smaller boxes to ship and less material. 

It is encouraging to see a computer company that is moving forward and being environmentally smart with its new designs.

You will find this environmental status report and specific details regarding the new Macbook design on Apple’s promotional website.


Each new MacBook is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental footprint:

  • Arsenic-free glass
  • Mercury-free LED-backlit display
  • Brominated flame retardant-free internal components
  • PVC-free internal cables
  • Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure
  • Up to 41 percent smaller packaging


Apple seems to be very serious in its efforts to minimize the environmental impact of both its products and facilities. See Apple’s 2008 Environmental Update and Apple’s 2008 Environmental performance reports


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