Apple is about to change its business model
Anthony Bardaro

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Apple tops its clean energy goals with new supplier commitments

by Apple PR 2019.04.11

Apple… has nearly doubled the number of suppliers [including Foxconn and TSCM] that have committed to run their Apple production on 100 percent clean energy… Because of this partnership… Apple will exceed its goal of bringing 4 gigawatts of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020, with over an additional gigawatt projected within that timeframe. This comes one year after Apple announced that all of its global facilities are powered by 100 percent renewable energy…
Manufacturing makes up 74 percent of Apple’s carbon footprint…
The company also [completed its] $2.5 billion Green Bond allocations… to 40 environmental initiatives around the world [and] approximately 66 percent of the renewable energy Apple uses comes from such endeavors.

Apple opens Material Recovery Lab in Austin to study future recycling processes, and expands iPhone recycling program to more 3rd party retail stores

by Apple PR 2019.04.18

Apple today announced a major expansion of its recycling programs, quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhone to be disassembled by Daisy, its recycling robot…
Apple has received nearly 1 million devices through Apple programs and each Daisy can disassemble 1.2 million devices per year… In 2018, the company… helped divert more than 48,000 metric tons of electronic waste from landfills.

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