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Apple has set its eyes on conservation of environment and to do its part, the company has revealed that it is planning to use 100 per cent recycled material to manufacture its products.

The electronics industry needs metal and minerals – a lot of them considering how the demand of consumer gadgets has increased lately – and to get these metal and minerals, Earth needs to be mined. Mining has a disastrous impact on our planet and to ensure that it doesn’t have any part to play in this impact in future, Apple has revealed its ambitious plans of using recycled material.

Citing concern for the planet’s future, Apple revealed its intentions on Wednesday, just ahead of the annual Earth Day celebration in its “2017 Environment Responsibility Report”. The chief reason cited for the shift is the affect electronics manufacturing is having on the planet.

“Climate change is undeniable. Earth`s resources won`t last forever. And technology must be safe for people to make and use. We don`t question these realities — we challenge ourselves to ask what we can do about them in every part of our business,” Apple said in the report.

Apple says they are nervous considering they are doing that they haven’t ever done before. But the company also acknowledged that their step is really important.

Most of what’s inside the iPhone right now doesn’t come from recycled material. Apple’s goal is to combine recycled metals bought from suppliers with those taken from old Apple products returned by customers.

“We are committing as a company to not necessarily having to source from the earth for everything that we need,” Apple noted in a report.

All the electricity that Apple uses to power its data centres and 96 percent used by its facilities worldwide comes from energy sources like solar, hydro and wind power, the company said.


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