Currently, Apple forces the recyclers it works with to shred iPhones and computers, turning the materials into tiny shards of metal, plastic and glass instead of repairing or reusing the products. But now, in an effort to become more eco-friendly, Apple is planning to manufacture its popular products like the iPhone and MacBook from 100 percent recycled materials and new materials like bioplastics.
This effort is one of the ways Apple is working to reduce its environmental footprint. The company’s Environmental Responsibility Report details other waste reduction and recycling efforts.
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Apple wants its products to be as eco-friendly as possible and keeps working on improving its environmental policies. During events and on product pages, Apple keeps advertising its progress manufacturing devices that have a minimal environmental impact, and the company has an entire team looking at ways of reducing pollution and improve recycling.
The company reaffirmed its commitment to running an eco-friendly business in a recent interview, saying that it plans to manufacture its popular products like the iPhone and MacBook from recycled materials and new materials like bioplastics.