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Apple MacBook Pro Family Energy Star 5 Efficiency and Sustainable Design

Posted in apple, battery, design, disposal, energy-efficiency, energy-star-5, epeat-gold, macbook, notebook-computer, recycle on June 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

MacBook Pro Sustainable Designs
Apple augments its MacBook Pro line of notebook models and lowers prices up to three hundred dollars. …

… “The industry’s greenest notebook lineup, every Mac notebook achieves EPEAT Gold status and meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements, setting a new standard for environmentally friendly notebook design. Each unibody enclosure is made of highly recyclable aluminum and comes standard with energy efficient LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. All MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models contain no brominated flame retardants and use internal cables and components that are PVC-free. The built-in battery design results in less waste and depleted batteries can be replaced for $129 or $179, which includes installation and disposal of your old battery in an environmentally responsible manner. ” …

Via Apple: MacBook Pro New Models

Dell Sustainability Leadership Ranking

Posted in alternative-energy, dell, disposal, green-power, recycle, sourcing, strategy, sustainability on May 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sustainability Ranking Index
Dell lands on top of the sustainability ranking for the information technology sector. …

… “Dell scored particularly well in renewable energy use, recycling and its integration of a sustainability strategy in its business. Dell sources about 35 percent of its U.S. energy use from green power and approximately 20 percent globally, and it offers free computer recycling to consumers worldwide. ” …

Via Dell: No. 1 in TBR Sustainability Index Benchmark

IT Asset Lifecycle Perspective

Posted in disposal, green-it-strategy, information-technology, lifecycle, recycle, reuse on February 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

PC Graveyard by Mags on Flickr
Green IT strategy should consider the full life-cycle of information technology equipment, including disposal and recycling. …

… “Or sometimes you don’t have any further use for a piece of equipment, but some other organization could really use it. These are all alternatives when deciding what to do with that old IT equipment. ” …

Via Enterprise Management Quarterly: Old IT equipment

Green Battery Disposal

Posted in battery, boston-power, disposal, laptop, notebook-computer, recycle, survey on October 31st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Boston Power sponsors survey to understand the habits of notebook users and green trends. …

… “Notebook owners have employed a range of methods to dispose of notebook computer batteries, including manufacturer-related disposal (7 percent), recycling centers (6 percent), exchanging where the replacement was purchased (6 percent) and placing in a bin at a retail outlet (5 percent). Conversely, 4 percent discarded the battery in the trash. ” …

Via Boston-Power: Greener, Better Batteries