Apple said the decision to stop including power adapters with the iPhone 12 and other products will save 861,000 tons of copper, zinc, and tin. The smaller packaging of the iPhone 12 allows the company to transport the device more efficiently. According to Apple data, each shipping tray can carry up to 70% of iPhone 12 boxes.
The company made this requirement in its 2021 Environmental Progress Report, which covers the fiscal year 2020. Last year, Apple reduced its carbon dioxide emissions from 25.1 million tons in 2019 to 22.6 million tons. It also reduced energy consumption by 13.9 million kilowatt-hours.
Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environmental, political, and social initiatives, said: “As a company, we are more urgent than ever to create a stronger and healthier one for our planet and its people. The future.” Opening letter. “By 2020, this means we have made real progress in fighting climate change. Apple has achieved global carbon neutrality, and we are committed to 2030 across our entire footprint – from supply chain to use of our production products) are carbon neutral. Now, these same products use more recycled materials than ever, such as 40% recycled materials in MacBook Air with Retina display, and we are now using iPhone 12 and Apple 99% recycled tungsten used in Watch Series 6 “.
The statement said work is underway at Apple’s Texas Materials Recovery Lab to recover items such as earthworms, rust, and tungsten from iPhones. Apple claims metric tons of components that disassembly robotic Daisy removes from the iPhone containing gold and copper as much as 150 metric tons of metric. ‘last year.
Apple’s M1 chip is designed to improve energy efficiency, and the company said that using the processor in the Mac Mini can reduce the overall carbon footprint of the system by 34%.
At the same time, Apple claims that due in part to the switch to a more energy-efficient power adapter, the power consumption of the 8th generation iPad is 66% less than the “Energy Star” rating requirement.
In the last 12 years, Apple has reduced the average energy consumption of its products by more than 70%.
These efforts have spread to Apple’s network, where more than 110 providers are committed to using clean energy. As of December, more than 90% had been installed on the technology to reduce F-GES production by increasing the display area by more than 90%.
The report involves some well-known initiatives, such as Apple’s data center that uses renewable electricity for a long time and a data center that recently invested $ 200 million in carbon capture to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. However, it provides useful information on Apple’s environmental progress.