10 April, 2020
For example, electronic devices, such as TVs, laptops or smartphones often include hard to recover parts. That is why, according to Telegraph, last year, an estimated 12 million tonnes of electronic waste, or e-waste was thrown out across Europe alone.
How can this be changed when the end-users cannot recycle their devices on their own? The answer is simple. The producers of the goods should change the way of how they manage the life cycle of gadgets and think more precisely about what materials they use. Some of the technology giants, such as Apple, are already on the way to being the most sustainable they can be, using eco-friendly materials and electricity sources and adhering to circular economy principals.
To prove that, Apple has released an updated version of its MacBook Air. With the 13.3 inches diagonal of the screen, the incredibly thin and light MacBook Air ( Weighing 1.29kg and at 1.61cm thickness) features a Retina display, new Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, processors with up to twice the performance, 80% faster graphics performance for activities ranging from games to graphical presentation and video editing, and doubles the storage capacity.
Most importantly, Apple in its latest MacBook Air has also opted to help promote climate change. The sleek wedge-shaped design is to become the greenest notebook on the planet. The tin used for soldering its logic board is now 100 per cent recycled to match its 100 per cent recycled aluminium enclosure. This goal is reached thanks to the fact that aluminium can be recycled endless times without losing its quality. Additionally, all of Apple’s final assembly suppliers who put the MacBook Air together use renewable energy for its production, which cuts significantly the carbon footprint of the final product. The right choice of materials and energy sources for the whole production chain helps Apple to become one of the leaders in sustainability among big business.
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