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A global electronics giant tackles the growing problem of e-waste.

Apple has long been one of the tech world’s leaders in greener manufacturing. A high proportion of its supply chain, for example, is powered by renewable energy. More recently, Apple has begun tacking one of its industry’s thornier problems: The fast-growing amount of often-toxic detritus created by discarded electronic gear. Apple in 2017 announced a goal of making all of its products from recycled or renewable material—and eventually, only from such material. In April, it opened its Material Recovery Lab in Austin, Texas, where the company is doing the research that it hopes will get it there. Among its innovations: A robotic recycling system called Daisy, which can disassemble up to 200 iPhones per hour and separate them into their component parts for eventual reuse.

Click here to read Fortune’s inside look at Apple’s Material Recovery Lab.

Company Information

Country
U.S.
Headquarters
Cupertino, Calif.
Impact Segment
Environmental Impact
Sector
Technology
Industry
Computers, Office Equipment
CEO
Tim Cook
Websitehttp://www.apple.com
Company Type
Public
Ticker
AAPL
Prior Year Rank24
Revenues ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$265,595
Profits ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$59,531
Market Value ($M) as of 8/12/19$906,005
Employees132,000

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