This past week, it was all about the iPod at Apple's "It's Only Rock and Roll" event. And although I was wooed by the exciting announcements, I was relieved to hear that Apple has made the new Nano environmentally friendly. From the MacBook Pro — which is rated EPEAT Gold, features a mercury-free LED backlit display, and is made from highly recyclable aluminum — to other gadgets like the new Nano, Apple is continually striving to be green with its environmental status reports for each gadget.
Samsung is another company that's working toward being greener with its environmental initiatives like recycling programs, and by introducing products like the Reclaim cell phone, which is built-in solar made from 80 percent recyclable materials.
As someone who's trying to lessen my environmental impact on Mother Earth, I do take into consideration what a product is made of before buying it (including my gadgets), but I can't say that's the only reason that sways my purchasing decision. What about you?