e-waste

Apple Must Pay $450k After Allegations of Hazardous Waste Violations in California

On Tuesday the California Environmental Protection Agency said that Apple has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle allegations of hazardous waste violations in their Cupertino and Sunnyvale facilities. In Cupertino, Apple reportedly operated an e-waste shredding facility between 2011 and 2012 without informing regulators. In addition, the company mishandled metal dust from the facility. The complex took...

Apple Collected Over 40,000 Tonnes of E-Waste from iOS Devices in 2014

Ever wondered what happens to those old iPhones you send in via Apple's recycling program? Well, Bloomberg's reporters had the same question, and they have uncovered some interesting details of the iPhone's "afterlife". Turns out Apple's restrictive policy doesn't apply only to the manufacturing process, and the same goes for the de-manufacturing process. Also, Apple...