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Google Commits to Carbon-neutral Shipping, Recycled Plastic

Google announced it would neutralize carbon emissions from delivering consumer hardware by 2020 and include recycled plastic in each of its products by 2022.

Google has committed to carbon-neutral shipping of all consumer devices by 2020 and to include recycled plastic in all its products by 2022.

Reuters reports that Anna Meegan, head of sustainability for Google’s devices and services unit, said the company’s transport-related carbon emissions per unit fell 40 percent last year compared to 2017 by relying more on ships instead of planes to move phones, speakers, laptops and other gadgets across the globe. She also said Google will offset remaining emissions by purchasing carbon credits.

Venture Beat has more information:

Alphabet’s Google on Monday announced that it would neutralize carbon emissions from delivering consumer hardware by next year and include recycled plastic in each of its products by 2022.

The new commitments step up the competition among tech companies aiming to show consumers and governments that they are curbing the environmental toll from their widening arrays of gadgets.

Anna Meegan, head of sustainability for Google’s devices and services unit, said in an interview that the company’s transport-related carbon emissions per unit fell 40% last year compared to 2017 by relying more on ships instead of planes to move phones, speakers, laptops, and other gadgets from factories to customers across the world.

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