Apple goes green in China

Apple has announced new steps to secure its supply chain is 100% green in China. The technology giant will power all of its glass production in the country by renewable energy […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Apple has announced new steps to secure its supply chain is 100% green in China.

The technology giant will power all of its glass production in the country by renewable energy by the end of 2018.

Its glass supplier Lens Technology, has committed to run all Apple’s operation with clean energy.

Lens Technolgy will use wind energy to cover 100% of the power consumed producing Apple products, avoiding nearly 450,000 metric tonness of CO2 each year.

Apple has also announced that all 14 of its final assembly sites in China are now compliant with Zero Waste to Landfill validation. It certifies that all of their manufacturing waste is reused, recycled, composted and, when necessary, converted into energy.

Since January 2015, the sites have diverted more than 140,000 metric tons of waste from landfills.

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives said: “We want to show the world that you can manufacture responsibly and we’re working alongside our suppliers to help them lower their environmental impact in China.”

Last year, the company launched green energy programmes in China.