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Apple to Phase-Out PVC and Bromine by 2008; Wal-Mart Pulls PVC from Baby Products

2:03 PM MDT | August 8, 2007 | Nancy Seewald

Apple says it plans to phase-out the use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants in all of its products by the end of 2008. “For the past several years, we have been developing alternative materials that can replace these chemicals without compromising the safety or quality of our products,” says Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. Jobs: Developing alternatives. Apple has already eliminated PVC and brominated flame retardants in certain applications, including newly shipped iPods, Jobs says. Apple also says all of its products comply...

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