Among all its virtues, Apple has demonstrated that it is a company that cares about the environment. One of the most recent examples of this philosophy can be seen in a work of amazing dimensions such as the recently opened Apple Park, which in addition to having hundreds of trees, has a solar energy system, which works for nine months a year.
On this occasion Apple also wanted to make clear its work for the environment when it comes to its star device, the iPhone X. According to a report published this morning, Apple broke down point by point the features that make its flagship a totally planet-friendly device.ç
Much of iPhone X is made from recyclable materials
What is surprising about this announcement is how specific the company has been, since in this sense we are used to an annual announcement of its objectives and goals regarding this issue. In this report, the Cupertino boys presented the breakdown of the materials used to produce both the phone and its packaging, to the greenhouse gas emissions involved in each stage, from production to eventual recycling.
It goes on to explain the measures taken to reduce the environmental impact of the new model, including
- The use of arsenic-free exposure glass.
- No mercury.
- Flame-retardant bromine free.
- No PVC.
- Recyclable stainless steel.
- 100% of the packaging fibres come from responsibly managed forests, bamboo, sugar cane or recycled paper.
Similarly, the estimated impact of greenhouse gas emissions for the iPhone X over its entire life cycle is 79kg CO2e, of which 80% is during production, 17% in use, 2% from transport and 1% from recycling.
Finally, the report states that Apple wants to extend this responsibility to its suppliers and thus continue to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases.
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