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  • Apple’s recycling robots, Liam and Daisy, aren’t as efficient, reliable, or effective as you’d imagine.
  • In just a couple of years, Apple shipped a third party over 530,000 used iPhones to get them shredded.
  • Many of the products Apple gets shredded are functional and could realistically be refurbished or repurposed.

In recent years, Apple has been particularly loud about its environmental efforts and sustainability. As its 2030 deadline to become carbon neutral approaches, the company has been dedicating segments in its media events to share its progress and relevant updates. A new report, however, sheds light on some lesser-known procedures that contradict what the tech overlord publicly preaches.

The consumer-facing practices

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