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Apple latest firm to declare it is going Carbon Neutral

Apple has pledged to become carbon Neutral by 2030, a commitment that covers its entire supply chain and the lifecycle of all its products, including using renewable energy which includes electricity and one would hope, water.

The company is aiming to achieve the goal by through the use of low-carbon product design, using recycled materials and developing new techniques such as a carbon-free aluminium smelting process. It will also aim at carbon removal, through forest planting in Colombia, China, Kenya and the US.

The chief executive, Tim Cook, said: “The innovations powering our environmental journey are not only good for the planet, they’ve helped us make our products more energy-efficient and bring new sources of clean energy online around the world.

“Climate action can be the foundation for a new era of innovative potential, job creation, and durable economic growth. With our commitment to carbon neutrality, we hope to be a ripple in the pond that creates a much larger change.”