New MacBooks Not Green Enough for Greenpeace

Ainsley Jones

Last week Apple touted its greener MacBooks, which use 30 percent less power than previous versions, sport LED rather than LCD displays, and captured a 4.0 EnergyStar rating.


BusinessGreen reported that Greenpeace campaigner Zeina Alhajj called the notebooks a "major step forward," but not everyone at the environmentalist agency agrees, according to this article from The INQUIRER.


A post on Greenpeace's Making Waves blog says the greener MacBook was not quite the breakthrough the NGO was hoping for. Greenpeace was hopeful that the new MacBooks would be the first notebooks completely free of toxic PVC plastic and brominated flame retardants. Instead, the new MacBooks are on par with the precedents set for PVC reduction by Sony's Vaio line and Lenovo Think Vision in monitors.

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