Apple seems to have taken the bold step of making eco-friendly iPhones using recycled metals to make the world a better place. The company has recently been focusing on renewable energy and eco-friendly solutions for creating high tech gadgets as part of its Earth Day 2017 initiative.
Recently, it had launched an iPhone Red to support HIV/AIDS programs and now at its annual environmental responsibility report, Apple has decided to up the game even further by saying that it soon wants to end mining of materials needed in making an iPhone.
With a simple goal of avoiding massive draining of resources, the company now emphasises on using recycled materials rather than mining natural resources to cater to the rising demand. "We believe our goal should be a closed-loop supply chain, where products are built using only renewable resources or recycled material," said the company.
Apple has already set the wheels in motion to achieve its eco-friendly goals within the 2020 deadline. The report notes that seven of its major suppliers have also pledged their allegiance to the goal and have promised to power their Apple production entirely with renewable energy by the end of next year.
Apple cited that over 99% of the packaging material used were recycled or obtained from sources that were responsibly managed. Apple reported that its carbon footprint in 2016 was 29.5 million metric tonnes, which was significantly lower compared to 38.4 million metric tonnes that they had racked up last year.