Apple is increasing the use of recycled materials in its products

Apple is increasing the use of recycled materials in its products

“We are making real progress in our work to address the climate crisis and to one day make our products without taking anything from the earth,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives. “Our rapid pace of innovation is already helping our teams use today’s products to build tomorrow’s, and as our global supply chain transitions to clean power, we are charting a path for other companies to follow.”

Apple has introduced certified recycled gold for the first time, and has more than increased the usage of recycled tungsten, rare earth elements, and cobalt. According to the firm, over 20% of all material used in Apple products in 2021 will be recycled, representing the highest-ever utilisation of recycled materials. In its 2022 Environmental Progress Report, Apple included additional information on this progress, as well as its recycling innovation initiatives and sustainable energy.

Apple says it has “pioneered innovations” in the recycling and sourcing of materials to spur industry-wide change. To help its recycling partners build on this momentum worldwide, Apple announced its newest recycling innovation, Taz, a machine that uses a groundbreaking approach to improve material recovery from traditional electronics recycling.

In 2021, 59 percent of all the aluminium Apple shipped in its products came from recycled sources, with many products featuring 100 percent recycled aluminium in the enclosure. Apple says it has also made “significant progress” toward the company’s goal to eliminate plastics from its packaging by 2025, with plastics accounting for just 4 percent of packaging in 2021. Since 2015, Apple has reduced plastic in its packaging by 75 percent.

Our rapid pace of innovation is already helping our teams use today’s products to build tomorrow’s, and as our global supply chain transitions to clean power, we are charting a path for other companies to follow. Additionally, Apple products in 2021 included 45 percent certified recycled rare earth elements, a “significant increase” since Apple introduced recycled rare earth elements in its devices, Apple says. This included 30 percent certified recycled tin, with all new iPhone, iPad, AirPods, and Mac devices featuring 100 percent recycled tin in the solder of their main logic boards; and 13 percent certified recycled cobalt, used in iPhone batteries that can be disassembled by Apple’s recycling robot Daisy and returned to market.

Certified recycled gold, featured — for the first time in any Apple product — in the plating of the main logic board and wire in the front camera and the rear cameras of iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro. To achieve this milestone, Apple pioneered “industry-leading” levels of traceability to build a gold supply chain of exclusively recycled content, it says At the Material Recovery Lab in Austin, Texas, engineers and experts use a pilot-scale industrial electronics shredder for research and development. Apple’s newest recycling machine, Taz, was developed out of this process, designed to help conventional bulk electronics recyclers recover more precious materials.

In addition to charting progress in recycling innovation and material stewardship, Apple’s newly released 2022 Environmental Progress Report highlights the company’s work to become carbon neutral across its global supply chain and the life cycle of every product, as well as progress reducing waste and promoting the safer use of materials in its products. Apple has been carbon neutral for its global operations since 2020, and has relied on 100 percent renewable energy to power its offices, stores, and data centres since 2018, it says/

Apple recently announced that its suppliers more than doubled their use of clean power over the last year, with over 10 gigawatts operational out of nearly 16 gigawatts in total commitments in the coming years. As of April, 213 of the company’s major manufacturing partners have pledged to power all Apple production with renewable electricity across 25 countries.

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