For those Apple products lovers out there, pretty sure you've heard the news of the unveiling of the new iPhone and iWatch on September 12, 2023. But what's also interesting about this launch is the company's green efforts, including a faster shift from the use of plastic and leather and a carbon-neutral products.
The shift away from leather across all of their product lines reduce reliance on animal-sourced products whose care and processing carry their own sizeable environmental footprint. Instead, Apple will replace leather with a new textile called FineWoven, an elegant and durable twill made from 68 percent post-consumer recycled content which gives significantly lower carbon footprint than leather.
Every Product Carbon Neutral by 2030
Apple has adopted a clear and rigorous approach to product decarbonization that prioritizes reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the three biggest sources across the product life cycle: electricity, materials, and transportation.
"We've innovated and retooled almost every part of our process to reduce our impact on the planet," CEO Tim Cook said. "By 2030, all Apple devices will have a net zero climate impact."