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Sat Mar 9, 2019, 01:08 PM

Not For Nothing, Apple Cares About Cutting Its Carbon Footprint

As tech consumers, tech efforts that help us fight climate change are important.

This news helps me to feel better about my use of Apple products. My Macbook Pro, ten years old, has never given me any problem. My iPhones have changed my life from their photo quality to their GPS power when I travel in other countries, Africa and Australia included.


Apple's 13th annual supplier responsibility progress report said all final assembly points for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods and HomePod, were now certified zero waste to landfill, while conserving billions of litres of water and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Apple's suppliers in 45 countries have diverted 1 million tonnes of garbage in three years, saved 28.7 gigalitres of water and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 466,000 annualised metric tons, which is the equivalent to taking 100,000 cars off the road for one year.


Apple currently has 25 operational renewable energy projects around the world, totalling 626 megawatts of generation capacity, with 286 megawatts of solar PV generation coming online in 2017 -- its highest ever in one year.

The company also has 15 more projects in construction. Once built, over 1.4 gigawatts of clean renewable energy generation will be spread across 11 countries.

All effort is relative, when weighed against fossil fuel damage, or might not be that impressive in comparison to what's needed in our 3rd largest country on the planet, but I want any global tech efforts to count for something.

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