Every year tech/tech-based or IT companies generate up to 30% of the total pollution caused.
Previously these were just numbers that didn't matter so much. But, with time and the risk of global warming and climate change the whole world is pushing toward taking some drastic steps to decrease their carbon footprints.
Apple is in this line. And this year, they have set up a few Earth Day initiatives that will eventually help them to achieve their goal.
So, let’s have a look at them.
In advance of Earth Day 2022, Apple released a number of announcements that reaffirm the company's commitment to green issues, such as the recycling of substances in the products it sells as well as new content offerings that relate to Earth Day.
Apple announced that it has expanded its recycling of materials throughout its products. Apple says it has launched an official certification of recycled gold. It also announced it has increased the amount of tungsten that has been recycled into rare earth elements, as well as cobalt.
The company claims to have made progress toward its goal of eliminating plastics from its packaging, with plastics accounting for only 4% of its packaging by 2021.
Apple will also launch various ways for customers to mark Earth Day this year.
In advance of Earth Day, Apple Maps will make it simpler for users from both the US and Canada to find green areas and family-friendly nature cities, trails, and city walks using 25 walking guides by Lonely Planet, AllTrails, and The Nature Conservancy.
The company has also added an additional show to their "audio walk journey," Time to Walk, in which they will host the environmentalist Jane Goodall, who will share the stories she has about her work and her observations regarding the interconnectedness of all living things.
For Earth Day, Apple will provide an immersive augmented-reality experience on Snapchat that will allow users to explore the green innovations in the iPhone 13, including the Daisy recycling robot. iPhone 13, including the Daisy recycling robot.
Apple News, Apple Books, Apple Podcasts, and the Apple TV app will all include curated collections of information that can assist users in learning about climate change and its science-based causes and the people fighting it.
It was announced that the company has stepped up its use of recycled materials in its products. The company states that it has introduced authentic recycled gold for the first time. It also announced that it has increased the amount of tungsten that has been recycled as well as rare earth elements. cobalt.
Apple says that 20% of the materials it used for its products in the year 2021 were recycled. This is the highest percentage ever of recycled content. The information was released by Apple with their 2022 Environmental Progress Report.
The company also introduced new ways for customers to contribute to conservation efforts in the environment, including donating to the World Wildlife Fund by using
Apple Pay. Another innovative product that was made by Apple was Taz, a machine that improves the recovery of materials from recycling traditional electronics.
The Cupertino-based technology company claims that by 2021, 59 percent of all aluminum used in products sold will be recycled. Many products' enclosures are made entirely of recycled aluminum.
Environmental Progress Report 2022
In the 2022 Environmental Progress Report, Apple stated an 18-percent share of materials in its fiscal year 2021 products were reused or recycled, which is the "highest-ever" percentage at the iPhone maker, and more than 50 percent higher than the previous fiscal year's twelve percent. There were eight new products, all of which contained at least 20% recycled materials.
This was the first time that Apple has made use of recycled gold that is certified (in the mainboards as well as camera arrays of both the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro), as well as the reuse of cobalt as well as rare earth elements, and tungsten "more than tripled" throughout the year.
The company said it had cut down on the plastics used in its packaging. In 2021, it was only 4% of its packaging. The brand-new iPhones were the first phones without packaging made of plastic. Apple is hoping to eliminate all use of plastic packaging by 2025.