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Apple Vows to 'Pioneer' Closed-Loop Mining Supply Chain

Apple Vows to 'Pioneer' Closed-Loop Mining Supply Chain

Kyle Wiens, the CEO of iFixit, notes that recycling "should be a last option" because unrecyclable rare earth metals are completely lost and melted down commodities are less valuable and of generally of a lower quality than freshly mined ones.

"We think asking insane questions leads to the innovation behind some of our most significant efforts, and we are proud of the real work being done by real Apple employees on a daily basis to minimize our impact on the planet", says Jackson.

Apple has denied climate change denial as it commits to using 100 percent recycled materials to make its products.

When the Apple Watch first came out, there were some scattered reports that it could irritate skin, too, but anything worn closely to the body for long periods of time can cause irritation.

Apple placed its goal for closed-loop supply chain where "one day" the company will only use renewable resources to manufacture its products.

Furthermore, Apple also promised to stop mining the earth altogether and switch to building all of its products from recycled materials.

Apple is now 100 per cent renewable in 24 countries, including all of its data centres. Even Apple has to pay for mining of these products. But lately, Apple is being much more open about its future.

Tear-down reports from iFixit and others show us that while the company's products are beautifully-designed, their use of advanced components and manufacturing miniaturization makes them hard to fix, or recycle. Past year an investigative report disclosed that child workers were being used in Congo's cobalt mines.

"One of the great things about working on this project was the ability to take complex concepts and find ways to make them approachable and amusing".

Apple is attempting to ramp up its recycling efforts. "And we're piloting innovative new recycling techniques, like our line of disassembly robots, so we can put reclaimed materials to better use in new products".

How can we as consumers persuade other tech firms to match Apple's commitment?

Apple's environmental scorecard for previous year is pretty impressive.

Apple cited that over 99% of the packaging material used were recycled or obtained from sources that were responsibly managed.

While lauding a shift to devices made completely from reclaimed materials, Greenpeace analyst Cook urged technology companies to also design products that last a long time and are easy to fix and recycle.

Perhaps competitors will wake up. Apple also continues to work on ways to improve packaging to use paper more efficiently, and using recycled paper as much as possible.

You can read Apple's Environmental Report here. Did you know that Apple makes half a gallon of fake human sweat every day so that it can test its products when things get a little bit icky?

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