In an effort to expand environmental business solutions, Apple has announced the companies involved with the second Impact Accelerator class.
Apple celebrated its 40 years in Australia by announcing new environment and educational initiatives and support for Indigenous communities.
Apple and other tech companies are allegedly buying gold illegally mined from Brazilian indigenous lands in the Amazon rainforest.
On Wednesday, iFixit announced that its Pro Tech Toolkit and Mako Driver Kit are now registered carbon neutral products.
The city of North Vancouver in Canada is planning to use electricity created by Bitcoin mining to heat houses.
The technique will involve using MintGreen’s Digital Boilers, which recover more than 96 per cent of the electricity used for bitcoin mining to heat commercial and residential buildings.
Operating at full capacity 365 days a year, the bitcoin miner will be able to heat 100 residential and commercial buildings in the city, situated in the hills north of Vancouver.
Apple is always keen to tout its environmental credentials. However, Adam Oram at iMore makes a really good point. If the company wanted to really improve the impact it has on the environment further, it would stop using leather.
One aspect of Apple’s product lineup no one appears to be looking at, though, is the use of leather. Environmentally, leather is extremely damaging, and it’s surprising to me that Apple has not pursued more eco-friendly alternatives. Apple has a long history with leather, having made a variety of accessories. Right now, in Apple’s product lineup, it has several leather items, including iPhone cases, folios, and sleeves, Apple Watch bands, iPad Smart Covers, MacBook sleeves, MagSafe wallets, and AirTag key rings. These are all supplementary to its hero products, but they are often sold as add-ons when picking up a new phone or tablet.
In celebration of Earth Day 2021 today, Apple announced some new education resources, curated content, and activities for users.
Incipio is partnering with Eden Reforestation Projects for Earth Month 2021. For every purchase of an Organicore smartphone case, five trees will be planted.