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Apple touts environmental progress in China, says all final assembly sites zero waste compliant

08/17/2016, 12:08 am

Apple on Tuesday announced ongoing advances in an effort to make its Chinese supply chain environmentally friendly, throwing a spotlight on Lens Technology, the first Chinese supplier to commit to a clean energy process for components manufactured for Apple products.

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Apple says 'Apps for Earth' campaign raised over $8M for World Wildlife Fund

06/17/2016, 04:06 pm

Apple and the World Wildlife Fund together raised more than $8 million in proceeds during April's "Apps for Earth" campaign on the App Store, the two groups have announced.

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Apple signs deal to harness energy from landfill gas in North Carolina

06/10/2016, 11:06 am

Continuing the company's efforts in green energy, Apple and North Carolina's Catawba County have reportedly signed a 16-year lease agreement that will let it build a plant generating power from landfill gas.

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Siri & Liam star in Apple's new Earth Day TV ad

04/22/2016, 11:04 am

Marking Earth Day, Apple on Friday debuted a new TV commercial, using Siri to promote its custom-designed recycling robot -- Liam -- and its branding as an environmentally-responsible company.

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Much of Apple's recovered e-waste likely legally mandated and not Apple-made

04/21/2016, 11:04 am

Much of the 90 million pounds in e-waste Apple collected during 2015 was legally obligated, handled by outside firms, and probably not from Apple products, an analysis has concluded.

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Apple salvaged 61 million pounds of recyclable materials in 2015

04/18/2016, 10:04 am

During its fiscal 2015, Apple managed to recover over 61 million pounds of reusable material out of the almost 90 million pounds in electronics it took in through its recycling programs, according to the company's most recent Environmental Responsibility Report.

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Apple Store logos go green, Apple's website promotes Liam the robot for Earth Day

04/15/2016, 12:04 pm

A week before Earth Day, Apple has changed the leaf on its logo at retail stores to green, and also provided retail employees with green shirts. Apple's website is also prominently featuring "Liam," the robot that the company uses to quickly disassemble devices for recycling.

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Apple's 'Apps for Earth' promo directs select app revenues to World Wildlife Fund

04/14/2016, 02:04 pm

Apple on Thursday launched "Apps for Earth," an App Store promotion which will direct all of the proceeds from a small collection of apps and in-app transactions to the World Wildlife Fund during the month of April.

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Apple files amicus brief supporting EPA's Clean Power Plan

04/01/2016, 03:04 pm

Four of the biggest tech companies on the planet -- Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon --all officially pledged their support for the Environmental Protection Agency's embattled Clean Power Plan on Friday, calling for carbon emissions from power plants to be reduced.

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Apple Supplier Responsibility 2016 Progress Report reveals 97% work-hour compliance, carbon emissions reductions

03/30/2016, 02:03 pm

Apple's annual Supplier Responsibility Report reveals key facts about progress made with the company's partners in 2015, including an industry leading 97 percent work-hour compliance rate, and a massive reduction in carbon emissions.

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Apple's 'Liam' video sparks theories of new iPhone 6s-like model without camera bump

03/22/2016, 10:03 am

Apple fanatics are always digging, looking for clues about what could be next for the company, and many times seeing things where they don't exist. The latest conspiracy theory: Apple subtly showed off an iPhone 6s-like design without a protruding rear camera at its media event on Monday.

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Watch as Apple's 'Liam' iPhone-recycling robot tears down devices for the environment

03/21/2016, 01:03 pm

At Apple's March 21 event on Monday, vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson took the stage to discuss the company's environmental initiatives, and debut its latest device: a robot designed in-house specifically to dismantle iPhone into useful materials.

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Shareholder motion asks Apple to aim for net-zero greenhouse gases by 2030

01/14/2016, 03:01 pm

A measure coming up for voting by Apple shareholders asks Apple to explore options for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions -- for both its own operations and major suppliers -- by 2030.

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SunPower agrees to build 170 megawatts of Chinese solar power for Apple

11/19/2015, 01:11 pm

California's SunPower is planning to build three new Chinese solar farms for Apple with a peak capacity of 170 megawatts, the company said in a newly-submitted regulatory filing.

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Tim Cook says businesses should tackle climate change & equal rights proactively, not wait for governments

11/10/2015, 12:11 pm

Large corporations should actively wield their power and influence for the good of the planet and its people, rather than sitting back and waiting for governments to take the lead, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said in a speech at Italy's top business school on Tuesday.

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This week on AppleInsider: China woes, Apple TV launch date, OS updates & more

10/24/2015, 05:10 am

Apple released significant updates for iOS, OS X, and watchOS this week, but ran into serious issues in China, even as it tried to put a positive spin on its environmental efforts there.

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Apple's Tim Cook to join group of corporate leaders tackling Chinese environmental problems

10/19/2015, 03:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining the CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization, a group formed by the Paulson Institute and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges in order to divert the environmental impact of China's urban growth.

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Apple joins White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge

07/27/2015, 12:07 pm

The White House on Monday announced that Apple will be among a group of 13 companies appearing alongside Secretary of State John Kerry and other senior White House officials, as they launch the American Business Act on Climate Pledge.

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Apple once again tops in tech for environmentally-friendly datacenters, Greenpeace says

05/12/2015, 12:05 pm

Apple continues to outpace its Silicon Valley brethren when it comes to making environmentally conscious choices for its expanding datacenter footprint, according to Greenpeace's annual cloud computing report.

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Apple expands green initiative to Chinese manufacturing, to manage 1M acres of forest

05/10/2015, 10:05 pm

Apple on Monday local China time announced a major expansion of its environmental responsibility operations in the region, including the creation of one million acres of responsibly managed forests and a buildout of clean energy infrastructure for manufacturing facilities, offices and retail stores.

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