Feeds

Apple MacBook Air wins Greenpeace's approval

Not just a load of hot air, it seems

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Apple has finally scored a few positive points from Greenpeace. The environmental organisation has given the MacBook Air a thumbs up for its eco-friendly qualities.

Apple MacBook Air

Apple's MacBook Air: green

Despite the company previously receiving an uncomplimentary environmental score from Greenpeace, the campaigner claimed that Apple's on the right path with the Air. It said the super-thin laptop is a strong entry in the race to build a green PC, helped by Apple's decision not to include the environmentally damaging chemicals mercury and arsenic.

The campaigner even said that the Air exceeds limitations on the use of certain chemicals put in place by Europe's Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.

Although Greenpeace noted that Sony first achieved the use of a motherboard without either PVC or Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) in the circuitry last year, it nonetheless commended Apple on its similar manufacturing process for the Air.

However, Apple still has some way to go before it wins any awards from Greenpeace. The campaigner states that the Air isn't 100 per cent free of PVC and BFR chemicals in other areas, and that the MacBook maker needs to make the Air's environmentally friendly qualities a running theme throughout its entire hardware range.

The MacBook Air's best, and worst, features are discussed here.

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?
Tip: Put the shades on and you'll look less of a spanner
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
One step closer to ROBOT BUTLERS: Dyson flashes vid of VACUUM SUCKER bot
Latest cleaner available for world+dog in September
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Tim Cook in Applerexia fears: New MacBook THINNER THAN EVER
'Supply chain sources' give up the goss on new iLappy
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.