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:

New Vodafone Broadband Plans
Created by Naithin, last reply by Starscream122 on 20-Oct-2017 20:02 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Chorus Fibre install
Created by MikeB4, last reply by kryptonjohn on 19-Oct-2017 14:24 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Obesity in NZ - OECD
Created by Fred99, last reply by gzt on 18-Oct-2017 16:36 (124 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Vodafone TV - Is this sky?
Created by wingbat45, last reply by richms on 20-Oct-2017 18:00 (84 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


New phone for mum
Created by shermanp, last reply by michaelmurfy on 20-Oct-2017 16:43 (15 replies)

KRACK - WPA2 essentially cracked.
Created by michaelmurfy, last reply by Paul1977 on 20-Oct-2017 09:28 (76 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


BBQ season is approaching again and I need a new one.
Created by gished, last reply by dclegg on 20-Oct-2017 08:26 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Streaming of some All Blacks games on Allblacks.com for only $24.99!
Created by dazhann, last reply by dazhann on 20-Oct-2017 19:40 (12 replies)