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Steve Jobs just put out an [open letter][1] laying out the plans for Apple to become more environmentally-neutral. It’s an interesting read, and it’s great to see that Apple has worked and will work to get a lot of the poisonous garbage out of it’s systems.
There were a couple of things that I did not know before.
* If you bring your old iPod to any Apple Store to recycle, they’ll take off 10% of a new iPod. They’ll be extending that program this year by allowing you to mail it in.
* Apple pretty much eliminate lead from it’s manufacturing chain by eliminating CRT monitors.
* This one is obvious, but it never occurred to me before: lighter machines mean less waste. As items get smaller, not only do they take up less material, but they also leave less of a footprint on the environment. Sure this one is kind of a *duh* moment for me, but I just hadn’t considered it.
This was basically a way for Steve to tell [Greenpeace to shove it][2]. They’ve been singling out Apple for not being green, and letting other computer companies with future plans for reducing waste to slide. I can’t wait until someone else [pisses off Steve.][3]
[1]: “These open letters are great.”