Monday, October 29, 2012

Mini iPad Is a green product?

ipad mini blanco plata1 ¿Es el iPad Mini un producto ecológico?

In the weeks before the event to present the iPad Mini was talk about the possibility that the new Apple tablet came to market in different colors. By now we know that the rumors were not confirmed, although the new tablet hit the market itself.

Like other versions of iPad and iPhone, the iPad Mini came only in black and white colors. If however, today it seems that a lot of very concerned another color: green.

How green is the iPad Mini?

Apparently, the new Apple tablet is quite green. The company has taken the trouble to explain the details of the environmental performance of the iPad Mini in relation to parameters such as energy efficiency, material efficiency and restricted substances.

Paragraph of iPad Mini in the Apple website says:

"The iPad Mini uses energy efficiently thanks to components and software that make it work. Furthermore, the power adapter iPad Mini, exceeds the stringent requirements of the ENERGY STAR specification for external power supplies. "

On the efficiency of the tablet packaging materials:

"The ultra-compact packaging Apple lead the industry in efficiency. Reducing packaging materials help maximize shipping efficiency and reduce the footprint on the planet. It also helps to reduce the energy consumed during the production and reducing material waste generated at the end of product life. The iPad Mini is made of aluminum and other easily recyclable materials "

The packaging of the iPad Mini uses cardboard based on at least 38% recycled content and molded fiber made from 100% recycled materials.

Apple also notes that the iPad Mini is PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and BFRs (flame retardants), both compounds considered very dangerous. It also uses screens free of arsenic and mercury.

The Apple collaborators who are responsible for the mass production of the product, they have taken the recommendations of Greenpeace and other organizations to minimize their environmental impact.

energia solar ¿Es el iPad Mini un producto ecológico?

At present, it seems that Apple is stepping up its defense of nature and doing everything at its disposal to minimize their "interaction" with the planet as pollution. For example, just terminal building one of the largest solar power plants in the world, to help power the data center in North Carolina, said that in the future expect all their data centers operate with energies 100 % renewable. Certainly a very interesting compromise.

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