Notably, the 2013 Mac Pro consumes 68% less power in idle mode than the previous generation. Its packaging uses corrugated cardboard made with a minimum of 33
percent post-consumer recycled content and consumes 82 percent less volume than the previous-generation Mac Pro.
Greenhouse gas emissions have an impact on the planet’s balance of land, ocean,
and air temperatures. Most of Apple’s corporate greenhouse gas emissions come from
the production, transport, use, and recycling of its products. Apple seeks to minimize
greenhouse gas emissions by setting stringent design-related goals for material and
energy efficiency. The chart below provides the estimated greenhouse gas emissions
for Mac Pro over its life cycle.
Because one of the largest portions of product-related greenhouse gas emissions
results from actual use, energy efficiency is a key part of each product’s design. Apple
products use power-efficient components and software that can intelligently power
them down during periods of inactivity. The result is that Mac Pro is energy efficient right out of the box.
Mac Pro outperforms the stringent requirements of the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Computers Version 6.0, utilizing less than half the allowable energy
limit. In addition, Mac Pro consumes 68 percent less power in idle mode than the
previous-generation Mac Pro.
Apple’s ultracompact product and packaging designs lead the industry in material
efficiency. Reducing the material footprint of a product helps maximize shipping
efficiency. It also helps reduce energy consumed during production as well as material
waste generated at the end of the product’s life. The enclosure and thermal core of
Mac Pro is made of aluminum and copper, materials that are highly desired by recyclers.
The chart below details the materials used in this model.
The packaging for Mac Pro uses corrugated cardboard made with a minimum of 33
percent post-consumer recycled content. In addition, its packaging is extremely material
efficient, consuming 82 percent less volume than the previous-generation Mac Pro. The
following table details the materials used in its packaging.
Apple has long taken a leadership role in restricting harmful substances from its
products and packaging. As part of this strategy, all Apple products comply with the
strict European Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances
in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, also known as the RoHS Directive. Examples of
materials restricted by RoHS include lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium,
and the brominated flame retardants (BFRs) PBB and PBDE. Mac Pro goes even further
than the requirements of the RoHS Directive by incorporating the following more
• PVC-free internal cables
• PVC-free AC power cord available in all regions except India and South Korea
Through ultra-efficient design and the use of highly recyclable materials, Apple has
minimized material waste at the product’s end of life. In addition, Apple offers and
participates in various product take-back and recycling programs in 95 percent of the
regions where Apple products are sold. All products are processed in the country or
region in which they are collected. For more information on how to take advantage
of these programs, visit www.apple.com/recycling