Almost all Apple products are made from aluminum, and the mining of this material is a process that often emits carbon dioxide and therefore accelerates global warming. Apple has been exploring new ways to create aluminum without leaving an environmental footprintand he finally got it.
An iPhone that instead of heating the planet, cools it
The company confirmed today that the new third-generation iPhone SE is officially the first “green aluminum” device, whose manufacturing emits oxygen instead of carbon dioxide. It’s the result of more than $4.7 billion invested in green bonds and lots of research.
In 9to5Mac, they also comment that Apple has tentatively started using this hardware in 16-inch MacBook Pros (2016 models), although they haven’t officially announced it. They probably wanted to test the durability of this aluminum over the years so they could rule out any unlikely problems.
This aluminum should not be confused with the recycled aluminum that Apple has been using in various of its devices for years. Recycling aluminum is a great step forward, but generating it without polluting is the definitive gesture to be able to say that your factories are 100% respectful of the planet.
Over time, this green aluminum should be used in the rest of the company’s products. Let’s remember that in Apple they have set the year 2030 as the limit to be a company that does not pollute and does not consume natural resources, including even its suppliers for this purpose.