Apple has increased the use of recycled content across its products in 2021, the largest ever use of recycled content. This process, its recycling innovation efforts, and clean energy, have been updated with new featureofferings for the users ahead of Earth Day, which is on April 22.
Apple has introduced certified recycled gold for the first time. The company has also shared its Environmental Progress Report for 2022, which also revealed that it has used more than double recycled tungsten, rare earth elements, and cobalt. Apple also offered opportunities to assist the World Wildlife Fund by using Apple Pay. With educational resources, and curated content, Apple customers may exchange ideas about key issues like climate change, and assist people and organizations working to protect the planet.
59 percent of all aluminum Apple shipped in its products was recycled in 2021, and Apple has made significant progress towards its promise of eliminating plastics from its packaging by 2025, despite plastics accounting for only 4 percent of its packaging.
In the fiscal year 2021, Apple has included 45 percent of certified recycled rare earth components, 30 percent recycled tin, 13 percent recycled cobalt, and certified recycled gold.
Apple introduced a new recycling tool called ''Taz,'' which uses shredder-like technology to separate magnets from audio modules and recover more rare earth elements, according to its announcement, where they also added that Daisy, a recycling robot, was recently introduced in 2018, can now separate 23 iPhone models for the recycling process.
According to the report, the company attempted to reduce the rise in pollution by implementing measures to remove CO2 from the atmosphere in 2021.