Apple makes iPhone 14 series more climate-friendly

Apple currently has a carbon-neutral policy for its global corporate operations and in the year 2030, it hopes to be 100% carbon-neutral throughout its entire supply chain of manufacturing and throughout the entire lifecycle of its products.
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NEW DELHI: In an effort to protect the environment from the harmful effects of different metals in devices, Apple has designed the new iPhone 14 series with introduced 100 percent Recycled rare earth elements that are used in all magnets which include those used in MagSafe and 100 percent Recycled tungsten in the Taptic Engine.

The Taptic Engine uses haptic technology to provide users with tactile feedback to mimic actions, like clicking on a touch screen that is stationary.

According to Apple, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are designed to minimize their impact on the planet.

“Both models also contain 100 percent Recycled Tin in the solder of multiple printed circuit boards and 100 percent Recycled gold in the plating of multiple printed circuit boards as well as in the wire of all cameras,” the company said.

“Fibre-based packaging doesn’t use plastic wrap as an outer layer, which brings Apple closer to its aim of completely eliminating the use of plastic in all packaging by 2025.” it said.

Apple currently has a carbon-neutral policy for its global corporate operations and in the year 2030, it hopes to be 100% carbon-neutral throughout its entire supply chain of manufacturing and throughout the entire lifecycle of its products.

“This signifies that each Apple device sold from component manufacturing, assembly transportation customers use, charging, to recycling and material recovery will have a net-zero impact on the climate,” said the company.

In March of this year, Apple announced to use the first-ever low-carbon aluminium in iPhone SE.

With the aid of $4.7 billion in investments in green bonds Apple may be able to accelerate the creation of new recycling and manufacturing technologies that are low in carbon the company stated in an announcement.

Since the beginning of 2016, Apple has issued three Green Bonds that aim to accelerate progress towards its goal of becoming carbon-neutral throughout its supply chain by 2030.

In the course of this initiative, Apple announced it was buying direct carbon-free aluminium from Canada-based ELYSIS the company behind the first carbon-free direct aluminum smelting process.

“Apple has a goal of leaving the planet cleaner than we have found it and our Green Bonds are a crucial instrument to propel our environmental initiatives ahead,” said Lisa Jackson Apple’s vice-president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives.

Apple has made substantial advances in decreasing the carbon footprint of aluminum and other metals that are used in the products.Through the switch to Recycled aluminium as well as that is melted by using hydroelectricity instead of fossil fuels, Apple’s carbon emissions related with aluminium have been reduced by more than 70 percent since 2015.

All models in the iPad lineup including iPad Air and iPad Air, along with MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini, and Apple Watch, are made with 100% Recycled aluminum enclosure.

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