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Green technology in smartphones

Updated: Apr 20, 2022

Apple announced this week it will put sustainably made metal in their new iPhone SE models. The aluminum used for the frames around sides of these smartphones comes from an innovative hydropower based smelting method developed by Canadian firm Elysis which produces oxygen instead harmful greenhouse gases!

Other phone makers have gone even further than Apple when it comes to recycling. For example, Samsung expanded from using recycled ocean plastics in their packaging to using recycled materials in a few parts of its Samsung Galaxy S22 phones.

The new process to smelt aluminum was developed thanks to funds from Apple’s $4.7 billion Green Bond project, which invests in various renewable initiatives and reduces the amount of carbon produced when it was previously not possible at an industrial scale!

For more information see Apple's $4.7 billion Green Bond project.


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