Apr 21, 2017 03:37 PM EDT
Latest updates reveal that Apple has promised to stop mining the earth and build all its future products from recycled materials. According to reports, Apple's recently released its 2017 Environment Responsibility Report and it appears that the company's latest environmental initiative will ensure that stops mining the earth, thereby resorting to recycled materials for all its needs.
"Climate change is undeniable. Earth's resources won't last forever. And technology must be safe for people to make and use. We don't question these realities, we challenge ourselves to ask what we can do about them in every part of our business," the report states. According to 9to5mac, the tech giant has already announced that it will commence the production of its devices entirely from recycled materials, including aluminum, copper, tin, and tungsten.
However, the report stated that Apple is yet to issue any details with regards to how it intends to carry out the current task. But it is reported that Apple has noted that it is working on it and it stands firm on its decision to build new products from only recycled materials, including the discarded devices of consumers.
Meanwhile, Apple's VP of environment, policy, and social initiatives, Lisa Jackson stated that the company's current decision is an important for Apple, as it is going to tilt the entire industry towards a goal. She added that the company is about to delve into something they are not used to and that the developer announced its goal before even figuring how to go about it.
Jackson continued to say that these has made the developer a little nervous even though they strongly believe it is a bold step. According to iPhone Firmware, she stated that small portions of the supplies used to develop the iPhone are recycled material. The developer is not planning to develop products from the combination of high-quality recycled materials from suppliers and others from Apple products that are returned by consumers.
In addition, the Environment Responsibility Report also revealed that Apple now powers its facilities by 96 percent renewable energy. The company is reported to have stated that seven of its major suppliers have noted that they will utilize renewable energy by the end of 2017.
It is believed that Apple's decision to source from the earth for everything that they need is commendable, considering the company's history with issues relating to its mining activities. It is reported that Apple faced allegations of obtaining batteries from suppliers who were using cobalt mined by child labor with another alleging that the developer uses Tin from illegal mines.
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