There is still a month before Apple’s high-end iPhone X goes on sale, but Apple is trying to ensure that people know exactly how important this future iPhone is going to be.It’s not just its “speeds and feeds” numbers that can bring all the excitement in general public, in fact, Apple has published a report related to the upcoming iPhone that outlines the device’s environmental credentials.
In this report, the environment responsibility of Apple is explained in detail alongside the approach it takes for meeting all its goals related to that.
The report goes into the details of everything be it the materials that are used in making the iPhone and packaging or the emissions generated during its production and eventual recycling. The report also enlists all the steps that the company takes for minimizing environmental effects of its flagship iPhone.
If you’ve seen Apple announcing devices in the past then this list will feel quite familiar to you.
- Arsenic-free display glass
- Brominated flame retardant-free
- Recyclable stainless steel
- Packaging fibers are completely sourced from the responsibly managed bamboo, forests, recycled paper, or waste sugarcane
The report also mentions that Apple’s flagship iPhone managed to achieve Gold rating in EPEAT. A major contributor to that might be the company’s calculation that device’s estimated greenhouse gas emissions, over the course of its anticipated lifetime from manufacturing to recycling, stand at 79 kg CO2e out of which 80 percent is generated in production phase, 17 percent during its use, 2 percent in its transport, and remaining 1 percent created in recycling.