Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Apple US Expands Recycling Efforts
Posted on 22-Apr-2006 10:23 by H Willan | Tags Filed under: News



Apple US announced an expansion of its existing recycling program. Beginning in June 2006 any consumer purchasing a new Apple Macintosh through the Apple Store or Apple retail stores is offered free shipping and environmental disposal of their old computer.

This is part of Apple's domestic recycling program in the US which ships no hazardous materials overseas and has been in operation since 2001. This program is used for computer systems and selected home electronics with 90 percent of those collected being recycled.

This new offer acheived recognition from Sierra Club, one of the top ten environmental progressive companies in the US, which recognised Apple's efforts by naming them a "Forward Green Leader".

Apple also announced that the fifth generation iPod, iPod nano and iPod shuffle are 100 percent compliant with the upcoming restrictions of hazardous substances (RoHS) in California and Europe, which are recognized as the new global standard for environmental regulation.

iPod's RoHS compliance comes months ahead of the 1 July deadline set by the European Union, and most of the materials covered by the RoHS directive, including mercury, cadmium, chromium VI and brominated flame retardants, were voluntarily eliminated from all Apple products years ago.

In addition, iPod power adapters now exceed Energy Star efficiency requirements and already meet California's stricter appliance efficiency regulations, which are scheduled to take effect 1 July 2008.



comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by Fred99 on 27-Feb-2017 19:30 (3352 replies)
Pages... 222 223 224


Netflix and Spark agreement
Created by freitasm, last reply by loceff13 on 27-Feb-2017 19:02 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Best way to network my computers
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Rikkitic on 24-Feb-2017 11:24 (75 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Vodafone / SKY merger
Created by wingbat45, last reply by Rikkitic on 27-Feb-2017 11:22 (138 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


Did Chorus Increase its Layer 2 speed ?
Created by Mikek, last reply by darylblake on 24-Feb-2017 22:46 (14 replies)

US citizens can buy grenade launchers
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by kingdragonfly on 27-Feb-2017 19:26 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


I paid the wrong Bank Account, what can I do - advice wanted?
Created by harlansmart, last reply by mattwnz on 27-Feb-2017 17:59 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Geekzone ads are out of control
Created by 1101, last reply by andrewNZ on 25-Feb-2017 22:25 (66 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5