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Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

Apple makes its own fake sweat to test out new products Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets
Montez Delgado | 22 Abril, 2017, 20:48

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 company highlighted its efforts to reduce the need for such mined minerals, through recycling older devices and redesigning products to use fewer resources.

Despite these successes, Apple admits that there is still a long way to go. "We believe our goal should be a closed-loop supply chain, where products are built using only renewable resources or recycled material", Apple states in the report. The company is already running all of its data centers fully off of renewable sources, and it plans to bring a total of 4 Gigawatts of renewable energy online by 2020. However, there's one MAJOR problem: Apple doesn't know how or when they're going to make it all happen.

But the nucleus of the report - and the changes set forward - is that Apple is planning on eliminating the use of mining, which is also notorious in and of itself for its labor abuses and the environmental damages the practice causes.

The company's research concluded that recycled aluminum should come from Apple products rather than recycling facilities because of the high-grade quality required. Reportedly, the paper that is being used in its packaging is 99% recycled.

Buscarán federaciones de México, EU y Canadá el mundial 2026
La única vez que la Copa del Mundo fue organizada conjuntamente fue en 2002, cuando Japón y Corea del Sur compartieron las sedes. En enero, la FIFA anunció que a partir de 2026, ampliará el número de equipos participantes en la Copa Mundial de 32 a 48.

Apple is melting down iPhones, which are returned by customers for recycling, to make minicomputers used in its factories.

I'd argue that one approach may be to apply deep cuts to the cost of Apple Care, to provide truly affordable repairs in every Apple Store, and to develop a wider network of third party fix providers for regular problems, like cracked screens.

Apple is attempting to ramp up its recycling efforts.

Lisa Jackson, Apple's lead on Environment work, gives a crash course on how our 40-megawatt solar farms in China produce enough electricity for all of Apple's offices and retail stores in the country-and grass to feed yaks.

How can we as consumers persuade other tech firms to match Apple's commitment?

Champs-Elysees gunman had shot at French police before, ofiicials say
Leading presidential candidates have urged greater counterterrorism measures in a campaign already under a state of emergency. French President Francois Hollande said he is convinced the circumstances of the latest attack pointed to a terrorist act.

From making the transition to being a company powered by renewable energy, Apple is now moving to switch its supply chain to use of renewable energy.

While lauding a shift to devices made completely from reclaimed materials, Greenpeace analyst Cook urged technology companies to also design products that last a long time and are easy to fix and recycle.

Perhaps competitors will wake up. It might not be cheaper than using new materials right out of the gate, but over time as new methods to improve efficiency are discovered, Apple might one day be able to build devices out of mostly recycled material for less than it would cost to buy new components.

Google+? If you use social media and happen to be a Google+ user, why not join AppleHolic's Kool Aid Corner community and join the conversation as we pursue the spirit of the New Model Apple?

You can read Apple's Environmental Report here.

Samsung Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8 launching in India on April 19?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 duo will be out in major markets beginning April 21 but some early adopters have already received theirs. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are likely to be the first Samsung devices to receive the Android 7.1 update and possibly quite soon.

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