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Apple has once again demonstrated its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability and combating climate change with the release of its 2023 Environmental Progress Report. This report, which comes ahead of Earth Day on April 22, highlights the company’s numerous efforts to reduce its environmental impact and achieve its goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.
The report delves into a wide range of topics, from Apple’s chemical research and device recycling operations to its use of renewable energy and reduction of waste. One particularly noteworthy announcement from the report is Apple’s plan to accelerate the transition to recycled materials across its devices, further emphasizing the company’s dedication to sustainable practices.
In addition to discussing its environmental initiatives, Apple’s report also includes individual Product Environmental Reports for each of its current devices, including the Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, Mac, external display, Apple TV, and HomePod. These reports break down the environmental impact of each device across various stages, from manufacturing and packaging to use and recovery.
Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives, spoke about the company’s progress in this area, stating, “We’re transforming so many aspects of the way we make our technology, and with our Product Environment Reports, you’ll see where we’ve made progress and where the hard work remains”.
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As climate change and environmental sustainability continue to be major concerns for individuals and businesses alike, it’s encouraging to see companies like Apple taking proactive steps to address these issues. To learn more about Apple’s environmental initiatives and progress, visit apple.com/environment or check out the full PDF version of the company’s 2023 Environmental Progress Report.