Apple reveals 20 p.c of supplies utilized in merchandise in 2021 recycled

Apple has right now launched its 2022 Environmental Progress Report and says that 20 p.c of supplies utilized in merchandise in 2021 have been recycled.

The corporate said:

Apple right now launched new particulars on the elevated use of recycled content material throughout its merchandise. For the primary time, the corporate launched licensed recycled gold, and greater than doubled using recycled tungsten, uncommon earth components, and cobalt. Practically 20 p.c of all materials utilized in Apple merchandise in 2021 was recycled, the highest-ever use of recycled content material.
Apple launched new particulars on this progress, its recycling innovation efforts, and clear vitality in its 2022 Environmental Progress Report.

VP of Atmosphere, Coverage, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson stated “As folks around the globe take part celebrating Earth Day, we’re making actual progress in our work to handle the local weather disaster and to at some point make our merchandise with out taking something from the earth. Our fast tempo of innovation is already serving to our groups use right now’s merchandise to construct tomorrow’s, and as our international provide chain transitions to scrub energy, we’re charting a path for different corporations to observe.”

Apple says that 59 p.c of the aluminum utilized in Apple merchandise final yr was recycled, together with some merchandise that function one hundred pc recycled aluminum.

Apple says that simply 4 p.c of its packaging is now plastic, a 75% discount since 2015.

Apple additionally says that in 2021, its web emissions remained flat, whereas others noticed “giant will increase” of their footprints.

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