The Carbon Footprint Of An Apple iPhone 11
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Starting with the iPhone 11 cell phone, Apple heavily shifted its focus on making an energy-efficient product. Which means renewable materials and/or renewable energy are now being used in the manufacturing process. By doing so, Apple has made a substantial progress in decreasing its negative impact on climate change.
To identify and implement opportunities to drive down product greenhouse gas emission, Apple introduced a life cycle assessment method (LCA). This method is developed to record and analyze the impact of their production on the environment.
How An iPhone 11 is Made?
According to Apple, iPhone 11 is their first smartphone made with 100% recycled rare minerals. One of the reasons why people around the world love iPhones so much is because they are made with high quality components. Without compromising the quality, Apple reports a 100% reuse of tin in solder of the iPhone 11 logic board. Plus, 100% recycled rare earth minerals are used in the tactic engine production.
Besides, all final iPhone 11 assembly suppliers pledge to use 100% sustainable energy usage involving all and any Apple production. Which means the iPhone 11 might have become the first energy-efficient smartphone. Just how efficient is it? It consumes exactly 40% less energy than the Department of Energy suggests it should be used for battery charging systems.
Materials in iPhone 11 & Outer Packaging
Apple commits to manufacturing their iPhones without using harmful elements like PVC, mercury, phthalates, arsenic in the display glass, and beryllium. We suggest to check our cell phone recycling piece, in which we discuss the dangers of these materials.
It’s worth noting that iPhone 11 boxes are made with fiber-based cardboard, which can be recycled. Moreover, Apple is working towards eliminating plastics usage, increasing recycled content in their product packaging, as well as reducing packaging all-together. The wood fiber used for outer boxes production is 100% recyclable and/or is being sourced from sustainably managed forests. Apple has patronized enough of these types of forests to assure sufficient re-grow as well as fully cover their need in wood fiber production.
As we have mentioned, iPhone 11 consumes 40% less energy than the US accepted standard. Apple is able to accomplish it by implementing high-tech software paired with power-efficient hardware components in order to halt and effectively manage power consumption. The company is committed to thorough products testing before they hit the market, as well as providing post-sale support and maintenance services. This is being done to assure a sufficient lifespan of all of their devices, iPhones included.
iPhone 11 Safety Standards
Apple strives to reduce raw materials usage and aims to eventually manufacture their iPhones with 100% recyclable materials, from start to finish. The company has developed a rigorous set of standards in their manufacturing process in efforts to protect the environment. Those standards go far beyond law requirements and must be employed by all partnering companies, be it suppliers, contractors, or distributors.
Apple is ranked high amongst the most valuable brands for a reason. It’s all about the feeling, the message behind Apple products, and style, of course. Yet sustainability has become a one of the defining parts of Apple culture. Why? Because it resonates with consumers, more now, then ever before.
The company has recognized the importance of a greener lifestyle. They take real steps in addressing environmental issues. And by doing so, Apple is setting an example for other manufacturers. As a result, people choose to buy iPhones not only because they look cool, but because they are made with sustainable components and are built to last.
iPhone 11 End-of-Life Processing
Apple shows commitment to their product even after it reaches the end of its useful life. They offer a Trade-in program which not only offers users a convenient way to upgrade, but allows the company to source back those reusable components, and subsequently decrease raw materials mining rates.
E-waste is a pressing issue, and it appears that Apple is leading the way in addressing the environmental crisis through manufacturing eco-friendly phones. Apple has also rolled out a trade-in program, which is great for long-time Apple fans, as it allows them to recycle their older devices in exchange for a store gift card.
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