Apple: the next iMac would adopt a new design and an Apple Silicon processor this year

For the first time since 2012, Apple would finally renew the design of its iMac. In 2021, Apple is preparing at least three new desktop Macs. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who also released information on future MacBook Pros and iPhone 12 successors in recent days, Apple will announce an iMac and two Mac Pros in 2021. The transition to Apple Silicon processors gives a new blows to the computers of the Californian giant.     iMac: finally an edge-to-edge screen This year, the iMac could change completely. Mark Gurman indicates that the borders of his screen would be much smaller, like Pro Display XDR, the ultra high-end screen launched by Apple with the Mac Pro in 2019. The back of the computer would also abandon the curvature in favor of a completely flat frame.  This new iMac would also be equipped with an Apple Silicon processor, probably a more powerful chip than the Apple M1 chip currently present in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini. The 2021 iMac is reportedly

European countries and companies pledge to reduce plastic waste

Thirteen European countries and dozens of companies pledged on March 6 to use less plastic and to recycle more, a decision that NGOs have deemed positive but which cannot replace government regulations on plastic pollution. The Netherlands, France and Denmark spearheaded the "European Plastics Pact", which has also been signed by a multitude of companies.
 
European countries and companies pledge to reduce plastic waste

20% less virgin plastics, and 30% recycled plastics in products. Participants commit to making their plastic packaging "reusable if possible and in any case recyclable" by 2025, while increasing the capacity for collecting, sorting and recycling plastics by 25%.

They aim to produce at least 20% less virgin plastic - that is, newly manufactured plastics that do not contain recycled materials - by 2025. Businesses will need to use at least 30% recycled plastics in their products and packaging by 2025.

"If we are to fight climate change, we have to look beyond it, from energy to materials. We need to start treating plastic as the precious raw material it is and keep it out of our oceans, "said Dutch Environment Minister Stientje van Veldhoven.

The NGOs welcomed the commitment, but said that they also expected commitments from governments. "The pact remains completely voluntary and cannot be seen as a replacement for ambitious regulatory measures on single-use plastics and packaging," said Delphine Levi Alvares of Zero Waste Europe.

The EU will ban straws, cutlery and single-use plastic plates by 2021 to prevent them from polluting the environment. On March 11, the bloc will unveil its "circular economy" plan to reduce waste in plastics and construction. Researchers estimate that the world has produced more than 8.3 billion tonnes of virgin plastics. Only 9% of this waste has been recycled, 79% ending up in landfills or in the natural environment, and the rest incinerated.