Gallery: Apple Surpasses Recycling Goals By Using Aircraft-Grade Alumin...


By using aluminum to create the cases for its electronics, Apple has made a significant contribution to its environmental sustainability goals. Apple adopted the use of aircraft-grade aluminum back in 2007 when Apple CEO Steve Jobs penned a letter pledging for a greener Apple. The company has found remarkable success thanks to the switch, achieving a 66.4 percent recycling rate in 2009. Numbers are still being calculated for 2010, but Apple has set a goal of 70 percent for 2010-2015.

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  1. suto3 August 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I know Apple recycle aluminium in-house but do they use 100% recycled aluminium for all their new products? I don’t think so, although I may be wrong?

    The mining of aluminium is one of the most, if not THE MOST destructive form of mining in the world. Huge areas are destroyed for a tiny amount of the metal.

    The problem with companies creating their own measurement standards are obvious and potentially deceptive.

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