Silicon Valley leading the world in today’s technology and sustainable workplaces

With Silicon Valley leading the world in today’s technology, one of its most notable tech companies Apple, recently released it’s latest advancement in mobile devices, the iPhone 7. This tech conglomerate is not only ahead of it’s time with it’s mobile and computing technology, but also proves to be a big supporter of creating a green, sustainable workplace, while helping to reduce it’s carbon footprint in manufacturing.

Apple has created device recycling programs using resources more responsibly and renewable energy sources, like solar, wind and water to power its buildings. In fact, the new campus has been dubbed the greenest building on the planet.


Reuse & Recycle

Apple has created recycling collection events, take-back initiatives, and the global Apple Renew program which allows consumers to recycle used devices to any store. Since the inception of the program, more than 597 million pounds of equipment have been recycled and kept out of landfills since 1994.

Protecting Our Forests


Apple makes an effort to protect the forests that provide the paper fiber used to create packaging for all the devices. They work with responsibly managed forests around the world. Together with The Conservation fund, they have protected 36,000 acres of sustainable forest in the Eastern US and responsibly harvested 13,000 metric tons of wood.

With all these materials sustainably available, Apple still continues to try to use as much recycled paper as possible. Over the years, they have reduced the amount paper and in 2015, more than 60% of the paper used was made of recycled paper.

Harnessing the power of the Sun, Wind & Water


Apple’s goal is to power all buildings at 100% renewable energy, and in the United States, the offices, retail stores and data centers are have met that goal. In Newark, CA, wind farms help to power up 100% renewable energy to power the data centers in California. The global office aren’t that far behind, and are now at 93%. Because of Apple’s growing conscious to operate sustainably, they eliminated 335,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.

The new campus, still currently being built and projected for completion in Cupertino, CA late this year. Equipped with a 2,900 acre solar farm, it would completely power the spaceship, with extra power sold back to the grid.

Campus 2 Highlights

-More than 157,000 gallons of recycled water will be flowing around campus, and will most likely be used for landscaping to keep things green, cooling and plumbing.

-Pedal power!! Apple will provide over 1,000 bikes for employees to get around the 176 acre campus, along with jogging and cycling trails

-The campus will run on 100% renewable energy

-80% of the campus will be considered green space, with over 7,000 trees on campus, which include fruit trees that will be harvested and serve in the cafeteria

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