To ask less of the planet, we ask more of ourselves.

We strive to create products that are the best in the world and the best for the world. And we continue to make progress toward our environmental priorities. Like powering all Apple facilities worldwide with 100% renewable energy. Creating the next innovation in recycling with Daisy, our newest disassembly robot. And leading the industry in making our materials safer for people and for the earth. In every product we make, in every innovation we create, our goal is to leave the planet better than we found it.

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Climate Change100% Renewable Energy
We’ve reached a goal. But we’re far from finished.

We proved that 100% renewable is 100% doable. All our facilities worldwide — including offices, retail stores, and data centers — are now powered entirely by clean energy. But this is just the beginning of how we’re reducing our greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. We go further than most companies in measuring our entire carbon footprint, including manufacturing and product use. And we’re making great progress in those areas, too.

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100%renewable energy

All our facilities worldwide are now powered entirely by renewable energy.

Our new headquarters gets most of its renewable power from onsite solar panels and biogas fuel cells, and it can even provide energy to the public grid.

Apple Park, Cupertino, California

Our investments in renewable energy have measurably reduced our overall carbon footprint.

To date, we’ve committed $2.5 billion in clean energy and energy efficiency projects like our biogas fuel cell installation in Maiden, North Carolina.

By 2020, we’ll procure 4 gigawatts of clean energy in our supply chain. That’s approximately one-third of our current manufacturing footprint.

Our supplier Ibiden has one of the largest floating solar projects in the world.

Resources Making the most of using the least.

We’re always thinking of ways to use fewer of the earth’s precious resources and ways to use them again. Like recovering more of the high-quality materials in your old devices to make new products. Through more efficient recycling technologies and other innovations, we hope that one day we can stop mining the earth altogether.

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Up to200iPhone devices disassembled per hour

Meet Daisy, our newest disassembly robot, which can recover more of the valuable materials stored in old devices.

We design for durability, so our products are better for the customer and for the environment.

In our Reliability Testing Lab, one of the tests uses a weighted pendulum that simulates a swinging arm hitting Apple Watch against a hard object.

In 2017, 22 supplier facilities were certified as Zero Waste,1 including all our iPhone final assembly sites.

Plastic liners from films that protect iPhone are recycled into trays for use in a later phase of production.

100% of the paper in our packaging is recycled or responsibly sourced.

In 2017, our U.S. product packaging used on average 29% less plastic than in 2016.

Safer Materials Safer for people. And for the planet.

We lead the industry in reducing or eliminating the harmful substances commonly used in electronics. Through our rigorous process of design, testing, and analysis, we’re constantly evolving our products and how we make them. So the materials we use are safer for the environment, the people who make our products, and the people who use them.

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We’re in the process of looking at every substance in every component of every one of our products.

We were pioneers in removing PVC from our power cords, cables, and headphones, which makes them safer to recycle.

We require our suppliers to comply with our Regulated Substances Specification, which defines restrictions on hundreds of chemicals and substances.

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Apple GiveBack

Good for you.
Good for the planet.

Trade in your eligible device for an Apple Store Gift Card, or have it recycled for free.

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