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April Clare Welsh
24 April 2023, 13:06

Apple aims to introduce 100 percent recycled batteries by 2025

The tech giant also intends to "make every product carbon neutral" by 2030

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Apple aims to introduce 100 percent recycled batteries by 2025.

Earlier this month, the tech giant announced their plan to use 100 percent recycled cobalt in all of its batteries while stating their intention to use "entirely recycled rare earth elements" in magnets for Apple devices, something which was first introduced in the Taptic Engine of iPhone 11.

Additionally, Apple's in-house designed printed circuit boards will use "100 percent certified recycled gold plating" by 2025. The company will also use 100 percent recycled tin soldering on all Apple-designed printed rigid and flexible circuit boards.

“Our ambition to one day use 100 percent recycled and renewable materials in our products works hand in hand with Apple 2030: our goal to achieve carbon neutral products by 2030,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. “We’re working toward both goals with urgency and advancing innovation across our entire industry in the process.”

In other Apple News, the company are reportedly working on a new M3-powered iMac. According to a report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple have set the wheels in motion for its new line of laptops and desktops, which could yield a new M3-powered 13" MacBook Air in June and an M3-powered iMac later this year.

Revisit our 2020 piece about the fight for a more eco-friendly music industry and listen to Björk and Greta Thunberg discuss climate change, music and protest in this new podcast.

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