Apple wants to end reliance on mining "one day"

Apple promises to stop mineral mining — but doesn't yet know how to pull it off

Apple promises to stop mineral mining — but doesn't yet know how to pull it off

Efforts are also underway to redesign packaging to use fewer plastics in favour of renewable, responsibly sourced fibre, citing the accessory tray in the iPhone 7 packaging as an example - made from a "mix of sustainably harvested bamboo fiber and bagasse, a waste by-product of sugarcane manufacturing". It then checks out where the company can cut down the use concerning the effect on the environment.

Vice News called the move unprecedented for the tech industry, and spoke to Lisa Jackson, the former administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency who now heads environment initiatives for Apple. Earlier this week, with Earth Day on the horizon, Apple released its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report and signaled its plan to eventually stop mining the earth for materials.

But the nucleus of the report - and the changes set forward - is that Apple is planning on eliminating the use of mining, which is also notorious in and of itself for its labor abuses and the environmental damages the practice causes. We hope Apple will manage to do exactly what it plans to do and thus save a piece of our planet.

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. But we're making tremendous progress.

In 2016, Apple sourced 96 per cent of the energy used at its global facilities from renewables, helping to reduce its carbon emissions by nearly 585,000 metric tonnes - according to the report. Apple also said it's 100 percent renewable in 24 countries and all of Apple's data centers.

"Our new corporate campus, Apple Park, is on track to be the largest LEED Platinum-certified building in North America", the company stated in the report.

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"And, of course, it's powered by 100 percent renewable energy", she says.

"And one of a handful of the most environmentally responsible and committed companies in the world".

"And we're making strides toward our commitment to bring 4 gigawatts of renewable power online by 2020, a key step in reducing our manufacturing footprint", she adds.

"Major IT brands such as Samsung, Huawei, and Microsoft should quickly match Apple's leadership, if they don't want risk falling even further behind".

Tech giant Apple has pledged to "go deeper" in developing new products that promote the circular economy by using only renewable resources or recycled materials that negate the need to mine materials.

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