Apple wants all its products to be environmentally friendly products. The company, based in Cupertino, California, USA, also continues to improve its environmental policies.
So far, Apple continues to announce manufacturing advances that have minimal impact on the environment. In fact, the company also has a team that continues to reduce pollution and improve the recycling process.
Apple says it plans to produce popular products like the iPhone and MacBook using recycled materials and bioplastic materials.
“What we do is use recycled materials to create renewable products or materials,” said Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiative Lisa Jackson.
He added, so far among technology vendors, only Apple companies are committed to the use of recycled materials for manufacturing products.
“Many say about the electronic recycling process, but the recycled material is not necessarily used in producing new electronics,” Jackson said.
One of the obstacles of this environmentally friendly program is the difficulty of collecting Apple devices that have been sold (for recycling). The problem is the number of devices that have been sold and spread in the market very much.
“But the company is committed to stop mining the earth (using a non-renewable piece of equipment),” Jackson said.
The report from Amnesty International praises Apple as a leader in the industry, in this case related to the use of recycled materials.
Just to note, so far the mineral is widely used in batteries. Meanwhile, the battery is used every day by humans on various devices.
Meanwhile, the minerals are mostly derived from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country is known to produce more than half the demand for minerals needed by industry.
However, working conditions there are very dangerous, such as mineral mining is done with empty hands and not infrequently it is done by children.
Beginning in 2017, Apple is committed to discontinuing the use of cobalt minerals that are mined with bare hands in Congo.