iPhone is a no stranger to us, it’s not just a phone but a status symbol. We love using iPhone but we never bother to think about its material. Have you ever wondered, what material is used for making the body of iPhone? what materials are used to make an iPhone work together as a whole luxury phone? Where do they get these materials from? These are too many questions we should be curious about but unfortunately, we just bother about paying for it.
But, it’s a good practice to know a little about your gadgets. Most of the mobile phones majority of mobile devices are made with such raw materials including tantalum, zinc, copper, tungsten and cobalt. These materials need mining. Even Apple has to pay for mining of these products. They have to mine materials from the Earth. “Materials are mined, manufactured as products, and often end up in landfills after use. The process starts over and more materials are extracted from the earth for new products.”We believe our goal should be a closed-loop supply chain, where products are built using only renewable resources or recycled material,” Apple said.
Apple’s Eco Plan as per Dailymail’s report, Apple has released its 2017 progress report, which outlines the firm’s goals and successes in becoming a greener electronics maker. The firm vowed to end the destructive mining and use 100 percent recycled materials in its iPhones, MacBooks and all of its other electronics. It also plans to gather parts from devices returned by customers and combine them with ‘high quality recycled metals’. The firm noted that 96 percent of the electricity used for its global facilities was from renewable energy, which has reduced carbon emissions by nearly 585,000 metric tons. Apple also reduced its carbon footprint from 38.4 million metric tons in 2015 to 29.5 million in 2016.
This is indeed an Eco-friendly step that Apple has taken for the manufacturing of their new products. This will somewhere give some more years for our Mother Earth to live. Constant extractions can one day result in running out of these metals. We definitely appreciate the step that Apple has taken and we hope other companies will get inspired too.