The Green Apple of Steve Jobs
This week a sad news hit the whole world with the Steve Jobs’s death. During his life he had to live with many criticisms, saying that as millionaire, he had never support philanthropic projects, like his opponent, Bil Gate. Also, he had never support movements like creative commons or open source. Although I had him as icon of vision and geniality, his attitudes about those issues, made me feel disappointed. However, with a bombers of news about his life (or death) during this week, I have found out a very interesting news about his green spirit. In 2006, the Greenpeace launched a reporting point out that Apples laptops had chemical substances that harm human health. In 2007, Jobs released in public a letter where he admitted those problems and said that the Apple company very soon is going to launched the most green computers that the world’s ever seen. Later, he introduced the Macbook Pro, and next the Macbook Air both considered according Jobs, the most eco computers of the history. Highly efficient, the machines require only one third the energy of a lamp when turned on. In addition, it has no mercury, PVC and arsenic in its composition and is manufactured in a single block, thereby allowing the computer parts to be reused when the equipment is discarded. The latest launched of Jobs, the iPad 2, is also free of a number of toxic chemicals such as arsenic, BRF pollutant, mercury and PVC, aluminum and glass has in its composition, which makes it potentially recyclable and has high energy efficiency – the battery from the product can withstand 10 hours of video and up to a month stand-by time (really amazing). With the popularity of devices sold by Jobs, it also increased the number of e-book readers, or digital books. With the iPad, it was easier and more comfortable reading books, newspapers, magazines and documents without having to use a single sheet of paper. Besides the books in the Apple store you can find thousands of applications that can be used in IPads, iPhones and iPods – many of whom bring sustainability as its main theme. So now, I so glad to know that my MacbookPro, besides of efficient, it is also totally green!