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How Green Is the iPad?

By on April 21, 2012

It can be difficult to put in perspective the environmental impact of our electronics. Many factors contribute to a device’s greenery (or lack thereof). Let’s see how the iPad measures up.

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The infographic below, created by Sortable.com, breaks down the environmental footprint of the new iPad. The data is based on research compiled by the company.

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As depressing as those statistics may be, there are bright (green) spots on the horizon for Apple. The Cupertino giant is in the process of building a 100-acre solar facility to house its energy-hungry data center. The company anticipates that the plant will offset a significant portion of energy expenditure currently needed to run Apple servers.

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Apple has also implemented recycling programs in 95% of the countries where Apple products are sold. Do you participate in device recycling? Have you accounted for your devices’ carbon footprints? Why or why not?

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