Apple just saved the 861,000 largest amount of materials including plastic, copper, tin, and zinc since removing the chargers from the iPhone box. As Apple stated, “we’ve avoided mining a significant amount of materials from the earth, and we’ve eliminated the emissions that come from processing and transporting them. Using smaller, lighter packaging lets us ship more boxes at once, which helps reduce our carbon footprint.”
Under Tim Cook‘s leadership, Apple has put a strong emphasis on environmental issues. Apple’s carbon footprint has been consistently reduced since 2015. This is despite the fact that net income has improved. Cook has long been an outspoken supporter of environmental protection.
Being said that, Apple also invests $200 million in the “Restore Fund” to remove carbon from the atmosphere.
Also, Apple and over 110 of its manufacturing partners around the world are switching to 100% renewable energy for their Apple manufacturing, with approximately 8 gigawatts of clean energy expected to come online. When fully implemented, these commitments would save over 15 million metric tonnes of CO2e each year, the equivalent of removing over 3.4 million cars from the road.