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New MacBook Air, Mac Mini uses 100% recycled aluminum

/ 05:26 PM October 31, 2018
MacBook Air

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The newest MacBook Air and Mac Mini may include a set of new features, but their enclosures are all second-hand and come from 100 percent recycled aluminum.

Apple aimed to further lower the company’s carbon footprint by using an in-house designed, recycled aluminum alloy to wrap its latest computing products. The move is a first for the company, according to a statement.

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Apart from recycled enclosures, the Mac Mini will also use recycled plastics for most of its plastic parts.

Mac Mini

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All in all, the Cupertino, California-based company estimated that the recycled parts brought down each device’s carbon footprint to nearly 50 percent from their last iteration.

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The new MacBook Air and Mac Mini were launched at Apple’s New York event on Oct. 30. A new iPad Pro with thinner bezels and Face ID were also introduced at the event.  /ra

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TOPICS: aluminum alloy, Mac mini, MacBook air, recycled
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