Apple makes a big announcement about their environment aims right before Earth Day.
Apple encourages its customers to join in the festivities by being more informed about climate change and taking steps to combat it.
Apple has announced new iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air, and Apple Watch models with decreased environment impact, as well as a new framework for sharing this information, just in time for Earth Day.
Along with these new collaborations, Apple is encouraging users across its platforms to learn more about climate change and take action by providing them with curated collections and individualised activities.
Since 2015, Apple has reduced its overall carbon footprint by more than 45 percent despite seeing its sales increase by more than 68 percent. The business is now carbon neutral for its global corporate operations.
The company’s substantial environmental efforts last year prevented the release of over 28 million metric tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere through the use of renewable energy across its global supply chain and the production of products made from recycled and other low-carbon materials.
We are more committed than ever to achieving our vision of Apple 2030 — our ambitious goal to make every product carbon neutral by 2030 — and we are thrilled to celebrate the tremendous progress with our customers this Earth Day, said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives.
“Our customers can feel good about using Apple products, knowing that they are made with the environment in mind, using more recycled and low-carbon materials than ever before, and using more industry-leading durability than ever before as well.”
The 2023 Environmental Progress Report was just issued, and it details the company’s efforts in areas such as recycling technology development, natural resource management, and clean energy. The annual People and Environment in Our Supply Chain Report was also published by Apple.
The Products of Apple in the Year 2030
Apple has created a new framework to detail the progress it has made in minimising the environmental impact of its products through initiatives focused on renewable energy, efficiency, and materials innovation.
In order to demonstrate these enhancements to customers, Apple has produced new Product Environment Reports for the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPad 10, MacBook Air with the M2 chip, and Apple Watch Series 8.
In-depth studies were done by the corporation to ascertain the extent to which each product was manufactured using renewable energy and the extent to which the increased usage of recycled materials reduced the environmental impact of the devices.
By using M2, Apple was able to cut the emissions of the MacBook Air by 38%, as just one example. Using renewable and recyclable materials in the device accounted for 40% of the drastic cut.
Apple’s measures, such as using 40% renewable electricity for production, have lowered the Series 8 Apple Watch’s climate impact by 26%.
As part of its ongoing dedication to transparency, Apple expects to provide updates on its progress towards carbon-neutral product design in upcoming Product Environment Reports.