Green Apple: Jobs Announces New Environmental Efforts
After years of being ripped by advocates for policies not considered friendly to the environment, the computer and CE giant Apple has announced plans to change the way they deal with recycling and potentially toxic chemicals.
In a letter from CEO Steve Jobs that was published on Apple’s Web site, the company stated that it had removed or was in the process of removing several types of chemicals from Apple products, including lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. Jobs also wrote that while Apple sees themselves ahead of several of its competitors in regards to green usage, the company “has failed to communicate” the greening efforts that had previously taken place.
Future efforts include a planned switch from fluorescent to LED displays on Mac computers, and a pledge to remove polyvinyl chloride and brominated flame retardants from all Apple products by the end of next year. The company also said it will gradually increase the amount of product recycling it does.