Not everyone is a fan of Apple's recycling program
- Author: Arturo Norris Apr 23, 2017,
Apr 23, 2017, 17:45
Apple has set itself a goal of manufacturing products that contain only recycled materials as it tries to "reduce the need to mine materials from the earth". "We don't question these realities - we challenge ourselves to ask what we can do about them in every part of our business".
In its Environmental Responsibility Report, Apple said - "Materials are mined, manufactured as products, and often end up in landfills after use". Can we use only 100 percent recycled and responsibly sourced paper in our packaging?
The tech giant said 96 per cent of the electricity at its global facilities comes from renewable energy and that its new corporate campus is powered entirely by renewable energy.
Apple sees the promotion of its take-back system as one of the first steps toward closing its supply chain loop. According to their year-long investigation, Apple iPhones and MacBooks aren't "recycled" in any meaningful sense.
What do you think about Apple's new goal?
Apple runs its largest data center, which is located in the United States of America, on solar power. The company is already running all of its data centers fully off of renewable sources, and it plans to bring a total of 4 Gigawatts of renewable energy online by 2020.
When feasible, Apple produces its own renewable for energy, such as the 17-megawatt rooftop solar installation that sits atop of the newly designed Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino.
Apple has shown a great leadership by announcing a goal for the tech-industry of "Stop mining"; commencing the initiative.
Apple announced it is transitioning to 100% recycled tin on the main logic board of the iPhone 6s, while also using reclaimed aluminium to build new devices. This progression implies, in only two years, the organization has now achieved its objective of securing and making enough reasonably oversaw forest to cover all its bundling needs. We hope Apple will manage to do exactly what it plans to do and thus save a piece of our planet.
At the same time, however, many iPhone lovers are worrying that Apple's next device update will give them fewer, rather than more, reasons to love the company. Apple worked with craftsman James Blagden to make this happen with animations that demonstrate Apple's creative approach.