Reuse & Recycling
One of the best ways to use a resource is to reuse it.
In addition, we’re committed to making sure all the waste created by our supply chain and by us is reused, recycled, composted or, when necessary, converted into energy. It’s an ambitious goal that requires collaboration among multiple Apple teams, local governments and speciality recyclers, but we’ve already seen great success. In 2015, our facility in Cork, Ireland, was the first outside North America to receive UL’s Zero Waste to Landfill validation. In 2016, our final assembly sites, Foxconn Guanlan and Foxconn Taiyuan, were the first to receive this validation in China, and all our remaining iPhone and Apple Watch final assembly sites are on track to do the same before 2017. And most recently, all our stores worldwide have initiated zero-waste programmes.