That Apple is one of the most environmentally conscious companies in the world is a truly proven fact. In fact, in 2018 they already managed to reach 100% clean energy facilities – the energy that is obtained from virtually inexhaustible natural sources, Either because of the immense amount of energy they contain, or because they are capable of regenerating by natural means such as the Sun, wind, biomass, etc.
Apple’s clean energy
A) Yes, every Apple environment in the world between stores, offices, centers, facilities and others in 43 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, China and India, use renewable energy thanks to 23 global suppliers.
Next step? Plastics, one of the biggest headaches in terms of their massive use – and dependence – and their low biodegradability. Therefore, among the novelties of the iPhone 13 is the elimination of that plastic that surrounds everything new that we buy.
Goodbye to the plastic that wraps the iPhone 13 case
One of the things that was already known before last week’s Keynote in which they presented the new iPhone 13 was that those from Cupertino had redesigned the iPhone 13 case packaging, eliminating plastic wrap, making it more ‘eco-friendly’. But the question was the one that many of you ask yourself, because if there is no external plastic wrap, how do the boxes hold tightly closed during transit and handling without the lid opening and the terminal coming off?
Twitter has given us the answer with a photo of which media such as 9to5Mac have echoed. The photo, tweeted by Apple leaker DuanRui and branded with Weibo – the Chinese Twitter – shows a tab of adhesive paper from the end of the box to the bottom, with a tear strip to open it, a packaging similar to what we see in other products such as microSD memory cards.
Thus, through the new system there is no way the lid will come off the box until it is opened. And incidentally it also serves the secondary purpose of plastic wrap: indicate when a box has been opened and its potentially manipulated content. In this way, if you buy a ‘new iPhone 13 without unsealing’ from a Second or Third Party seller, you will be able to know if it is really unused.
Eliminate all plastic wrap by 2025
Respecting the environment and saving literally tons of plastic is the goal of Apple, which pointed out in this regard that “el iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are designed to minimize their impact on the environment, including the use of 100% recycled rare earth elements in magnets such as those used in MagSafe, 100% recycled tin in the main logic board solder and, for the first time, in the battery management unit solder. “
Both models also introduce “100% recycled gold plating on the main logic board and the cable for the front camera and rear cameras.” The redesigned packaging eliminates the outer plastic wrap, avoiding 600 metric tons of plastic and moving Apple closer to its goal of “completely eliminate plastic from all packaging by 2025 ”.