What you need to know
- Apple has published its 2021 Environmental Progress Report.
- It details all of the key improvements Apple has made over the last year.
- Apple says it has avoided 15M metric tons in emissions and drastically reduced its energy use.
Apple this week published its 2021 Environmental Progress Report, detailing its progress in tackling its carbon emissions and commitment to helping preserve the planet.
Ritorna alla cadenza corretta, dopo 1 anno sballato https://t.co/DpxxjlfmuJ, il rapporto ambientale di Apple, quello del 2021 (sul FY2020) è riassunto nei prossimi 32 tweet (circa 9 ore di lavoro senza il riassuntivo di Apple, meditate gente, meditate) https://t.co/GXn8GCXQvP pic.twitter.com/nqmspkyeTzRitorna alla cadenza corretta, dopo 1 anno sballato https://t.co/DpxxjlfmuJ, il rapporto ambientale di Apple, quello del 2021 (sul FY2020) è riassunto nei prossimi 32 tweet (circa 9 ore di lavoro senza il riassuntivo di Apple, meditate gente, meditate) https://t.co/GXn8GCXQvP pic.twitter.com/nqmspkyeTz— setteBIT (@setteBIT) April 15, 2021April 15, 2021
In an opening letter Apple's VP of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiative Lisa Jackson stated:
Here are some highlights from the report, as summarized by setteBIT on Twitter
- Apple says it 2020 CO2 emissions were down to 22.6 million tons (from 25.1 in 2019)
- Apple reduced its energy use by 13.9 million kilowatt-hours in 2020
- Apple's M1 chip for Mac mini reduced the device's overall carbon footprint by 34 percent
- The 8th generation iPad uses 66 less energy than the requirement for ENERGY STAR
- As of December 2020, 90%+ of suppliers have installed mitigation technology to reduce F-GHG emissions associated with making display panels, reducing emissions by more than 90%.
- Apple will invest $200 million in carbon removal from the atmosphere
- 861k tons of copper, tin, and zinc ore saved by removing power adapters from products like the iPhone 12
You can read the report in full here.
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