19 April 2017
Author: Steve Musil
Apple plans to one day stop mining the earth for rare minerals and metals and start using 100 percent recycled materials for its products.
The tech titan made the announcement Wednesday, just ahead of the annual Earth Day celebration Thursday, 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," the company said in its report. "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."