Apple will soon pay $450,000 for allegedly operating and closing two hazardous waste processing plants without submitting the required paperwork to California environmental regulators. Apple supposedly processed approximately 803,000 lbs. of e-waste before notifying the state about the processing plants.
The company says an “oversight in paperwork” is to blame and that the processing of the materials didn’t affect its health or safety standards.
ABC News has more:
Apple is paying $450,000 to settle allegations that the iPhone maker operated and closed two hazardous-waste processing plants without submitting the proper paperwork to California environmental regulators.
The agreement announced Tuesday involves a now-closed plant near Apple's Cupertino, California, headquarters and another one in nearby Sunnyvale.
California's Department of Toxic Substances Control alleged Apple opened, ran and then closed the Cupertino plant without regulators' knowledge. The plant processed about 1.1 million pounds of waste created by Apple's devices during a two-year period before closing in 2013, when the operations were moved to Sunnyvale.