Outlined in the tech giant’s 2017 sustainability report, 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.
The firm has pledged to “one day stop mining the earth altogether,” as it seeks to introduce new products and operating techniques into the market.
Apple announced it is transitioning to 100 percent recycled tin on the main logic board of the iPhone 6s, while also using reclaimed aluminum to build new devices. The company is looking to recover cobalt from lithium-ion batteries used in the phones, the report stated.
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