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Apple Boasts Its Eco-Friendly Efforts By Claiming 50% Of Devices Were Made From Recycled Material

In light with 2022 Earth Day, Apple is highlighting its relentless efforts in protecting the environment.

It seems like tech companies are on a roll or shall we say a mission to help make users aware of climate change and methods used to prevent it.

Recently, Apple was seen boasting about how driven it is to environmental campaigns by highlighting a very interesting finding of its gadgets.

And that’s when the firm unveiled that more than half of its products were produced using recycled material last year.

The news came as a part of the organization’s progress report for Environmental efforts in 2022 and that’s where a number of other findings were highlighted. This included how a whopping 18% of the material for 2021’s products had been recycled.

And in case you weren’t aware, that’s a major goal as experts call it the highest ratio ever for the iPhone manufacturer. Similarly, it was more than a 50% increase from the previous year’s 12%.

The report also shed light on how eight new devices were introduced that had at least 20% recycled material as a part of their build-up. Interestingly, this also included the first time the firm used gold as a renewable material in both cameras as well as the mainboard for both iPhone 13 and its Pro version.

Similarly, there was more than a 50% hike in the use of other recyclable metals like cobalt and tungsten.

But the company didn’t stop there. They also proved how seriously they take the environmental initiative by cutting down on plastics used for device packaging. Let’s not forget how the new iPhones did not include any plastic material for packing, allowing the company to prove how determined they are to eliminate plastic as a whole by the year 2025.

This is certainly not the first time that Apple has boasted about its eco-friendly objectives. Previously, the company spoke in detail about its goal to have carbon-free goods and supply chains by the year 2030.

But it may not have been appreciated by critics who feel these publicized efforts serve as ‘greenwashing’ strategies that disguise the actual harm that its products do to the environment. After all, the tech firm ships devices starting at hundreds of millions every year.

Nevertheless, it’s always great to know that the product you’re buying will not cause such a huge blow as it did in the recent past.


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