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Apple Shares 2024 Environmental Progress Report Ahead of Earth Day

Thursday April 18, 2024 5:18 am PDT by
Apple today announced that it has cut its greenhouse gas emissions by more than half since 2015, advancing towards its 2030 carbon neutrality goal. Apple's latest Environmental Progress Report details the company's efforts and innovations in clean energy, efficient recycling practices, and sustainable material usage that have contributed to this substantial decrease in emissions. According ...
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Apple Promotes Recycling Your Devices 'For Free' Ahead of Earth Day

Tuesday April 16, 2024 6:13 am PDT by
Ahead of Earth Day on April 22, Apple has added a banner to its website that reminds customers they can recycle their Apple devices "for free" with the company's recycling partners. The process can be initiated on Apple's trade-in page in many countries, with customers able to submit a form to receive a prepaid shipping label for their devices. "We'll recycle your Apple devices, cables,...
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Apple Suppliers Donate to Restore Fund for Sustainable Forests and Other Carbon Removal Projects

Wednesday March 13, 2024 2:49 pm PDT by
Apple today announced that suppliers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Japanese company Murata Manufacturing are investing in its Restore Fund, a program aimed at scaling investments in high-quality nature-based carbon removal while also protecting critical ecosystems. TSMC is investing up to $50 million and Murata is investing up to $30 million, with the money managed by ...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks the Future of iPhone, Driving an EV, and More in New Interview

Monday October 9, 2023 8:15 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook has explained why the company releases a new iPhone every year, what the device will be like in the future, what he is personally doing to reduce his carbon footprint, and more in a new interview with Brut. The brief interview, shot at an Apple data center and solar power facility in Denmark, delves mainly into Cook's opinion on various environmental issues such as...
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Apple Shares 2023 Environmental Progress Report Ahead of Earth Day

Wednesday April 19, 2023 7:34 am PDT by
Apple today published its 2023 Environmental Progress Report, setting out the company's ongoing efforts to combat climate change and reduce its impact on the environment ahead of Earth Day on April 22. The report explores Apple's chemical research, recycling and device recovery operations, energy efficiency improvements and use of renewable energy, reduction of waste, support of community...
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Apple Announces Plans to Accelerate Use of Recycled Materials in New Products

Thursday April 13, 2023 5:37 am PDT by
Apple today announced a "major acceleration" of its work to expand the use of recycled materials in its devices. By 2025, Apple now aims to ensure that: All Apple-designed batteries will use 100 percent recycled cobalt. Magnets used in Apple devices will be made with 100 percent recycled rare earth elements. All Apple-designed printed circuit boards will use 100 percent recycled gold...
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Apple Investing Another $200 Million in High Tech Carbon Removal Efforts

Tuesday April 11, 2023 9:13 am PDT by
Apple today announced that it is expanding its Restore Fund, which was first established in 2021. The Restore Fund is designed to pay for high-quality nature-based carbon removal projects to protect and restore "critical ecosystems." Apple also wants to help scale viable carbon removal solutions for businesses that are unable to avoid or reduce their carbon emissions through existing technology. ...
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Apple Progressing Towards 2030 Goal of Having Carbon Neutral Supply Chain

Wednesday April 5, 2023 6:30 am PDT by
Apple today announced that over 250 suppliers are committed to using renewable energy for all Apple production by 2030. Apple said its manufacturing partners now support over 13 gigawatts of renewable electricity, a nearly 30% increase in the last year. Apple remains committed to its goal of being carbon neutral for every product that it makes by 2030, and is allocating $4.7 billion in Green ...
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Apple Urges Suppliers to Address Environmental Impact Ahead of 2030 Carbon Neutral Goal

Tuesday October 25, 2022 3:27 am PDT by
Apple today called on its suppliers to take new steps to decarbonize and address their greenhouse gas emissions. In a press release, Apple said that it will evaluate the work of its manufacturing partners on a regular basis to encourage them to decarbonize their Apple-related operations and use 100 percent renewable energy, tracking and auditing progress annually. It added that Apple will...
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Apple to Begin Shipping Some Repaired iPhones in More Eco-Friendly Packaging

Tuesday June 14, 2022 1:06 pm PDT by
As of this week, Apple will begin shipping repaired iPhone 12 models in a new brown box that is 100% plastic free and created with bleach-free paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, according to a company memo obtained by MacRumors. Until now, all repaired iPhones shipped by Apple were packaged in a white box. In the memo, Apple said it is trialing the new packaging for repaired ...
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Apple Spotlights Recycling Efforts in 2022 Environmental Progress Report

Tuesday April 19, 2022 5:46 am PDT by
Apple today published its 2022 Environmental Progress Report, setting out the company's ongoing efforts to reduce its impact on the environment and combat climate change, as well as new details about its increased use of recycled materials. Apple has introduced certified recycled gold and more than doubled its use of recycled tungsten, rare earth elements, and cobalt. Almost 20 percent of...
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Apple Suppliers Doubled Use of Clean Energy Over Past Year

Thursday April 14, 2022 5:14 am PDT by
Apple today announced that its suppliers have more than doubled their use of clean power over the past year. Apple's suppliers are now using over 10 gigawatts of clean energy out of almost 16 gigawatts in total commitments in the coming years. Last year, the renewable energy projects avoided 13.9 million metric tons of carbon emissions, with current projects equivalent to removing three...
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Apple Suppliers Struggling to Meet Environmental Goals

Tuesday January 18, 2022 6:29 am PST by
Apple's strict environmental goals are putting pressure on the company's global supply chains, DigiTimes reports. In a paywalled report, ‌DigiTimes‌ claims that Apple's goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 is putting pressure on its supply chain, with major suppliers such as TSMC scrambling to meet the company's demands. Sources speaking to ‌DigiTimes‌ said that TSMC was making slow...
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Apple Announces 10 New 'Power for Impact' Projects to Tackle Climate Change

Wednesday October 27, 2021 6:09 am PDT by
Ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, Apple today announced that it is adding 10 new projects for its "Power for Impact" initiative, which looks to bring clean energy solutions to communities around the world, and has more than doubled the number of its suppliers committed to using 100 percent clean energy over the past year. Apple announced its...
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Apple and Belkin Reducing Environmental Impact of Packaging With iPhone 13 Launch

Friday September 17, 2021 10:27 am PDT by
During Tuesday's media event, Greg Joswiak noted that Apple has redesigned the packaging for the iPhone 13 lineup to eliminate the traditional outer plastic wrap on the box, a change that will avoid creating 600 metric tons of plastic waste. As shared in a tweet by leaker DuanRui earlier today, it appears that Apple's solution is one already used on many Apple accessories, involving a...
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Apple Shares 2021 Environmental Progress Report

Friday April 16, 2021 6:58 am PDT by
Apple has today published its 2021 Environmental Progress Report, setting out the company's ongoing efforts to reduce its impact on the environment and combat climate change. Apple's goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 is central to the report. For example, Apple highlights its increasing use of recycled materials in its products and packaging, emphasis on...
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Apple Launches $200 Million 'Restore Fund' to Remove Carbon From Atmosphere

Thursday April 15, 2021 6:06 am PDT by
Apple today announced a "first-of-its-kind carbon removal initiative" called the Restore Fund that will make investments in forestry projects to remove carbon from the atmosphere while generating a financial return for investors. Launched with Conservation International and Goldman Sachs, Apple says the $200 million fund aims to remove at least one million metric tons of carbon dioxide...
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Apple to Use Tesla's 'Megapack' Battery to Help Power Apple Park at New Energy Farm

Thursday April 1, 2021 12:18 am PDT by
Apple plans to use Tesla's "Megapack" battery pack at a newly announced energy farm in California to help power Apple Park and further its commitment to renewable energy and being carbon-neutral by 2030, according to The Verge. Apple's newly announced California solar farm will use 85 of Tesla's 60MV battery packs to help power ‌Apple Park‌, according to the report. According to Apple, the...
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Apple Says Over 110 Manufacturing Partners Committed to Using 100% Renewable Energy

Wednesday March 31, 2021 6:48 am PDT by
Apple today announced over 110 of its manufacturing partners around the world have committed to using 100 percent renewable energy for their Apple-related production. Once achieved, Apple says these commitments will prevent over 15 million metric tons of CO2e annually, the equivalent of taking more than 3.4 million cars off the road each year. Apple already announced some manufacturing...
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Apple Touts Progress of $4.7 Billion Clean Energy Investment

Wednesday March 17, 2021 2:09 am PDT by
In a press release today, Apple touted the significant progress it has made as part of its $4.7 billion Green Bond. Thanks to the bond, Apple has generated more than 1.2 gigawatts of clean power, removing an average of 921,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually. In 2016, Apple issued its first bond of $1.5 billion towards the project, followed by $1 billion in 2017. In 2019, Apple...