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Apple Adds More Recycled Materials to New iPhones

Apple will incorporate recycled tin in its new phones’ logic boards to prevent 10,000 tons of tin ore from being mined per year.

In an effort to continue its sustainability efforts, Apple announced it is using more recycled materials in its new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xr.

According to a Fast Company report, Apple will use recycled tin in its phones’ logic boards, use 35 percent post-consumer recycled plastic in speaker enclosures and 32 percent bio-based plastic for the frame around the cover glass.

In addition, when users decide to replace their iPhones, Apple will recycle them for free and offer trade-in credit if the phone has any value.

Fast Company has more details:

After completing a switch to 100% green energy earlier this year, Apple is trying to pack more renewable materials into its latest iPhones.

The new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xr will used recycled tin in their logic boards, preventing 10,000 tons of tin ore from being mined per year. The phones will also use 35% post-consumer recycled plastic in their speaker enclosures, and 32% bio-based plastic for the frame around the cover glass.

“We hope to one day eliminate our need to mine new materials from the earth,” Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives, said during a press event on Wednesday.

Read the full article here.

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