Manzana has announced this week you are buying from low carbon aluminum which has been manufactured on a large scale without any direct emission during the casting process.
Apple claims that this aluminum is the first to be manufactured on an industrial scale outside of a laboratory without generating direct carbon emissions during the smelting process. The company plans to use this material in the iPhone SE.
It’s not the first time Apple has used lab-made metal in its products. The company bought a small batch of aluminum in 2019, building it into the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
The aluminum used in the iPhone SE comes from Elysis, which has discovered a way to make the material with oxygen, rather than greenhouse gases, as a byproduct.
Apple has been investing in clean energy and emission reductions by issuing what it calls Green Bonds to finance projects. Since 2016, the company says it has invested 4,700 million dollars in Green Bonds.
If you’ve seen any recent Apple launch events, you’ll know that a product’s environmental impact is a frequently included topic. For example, all models in the iPad range use a case made from recycled aluminum; that material is also used in the latest MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini, and Apple Watch.
All this has helped Apple reduce its carbon emissions associated with aluminum by almost 70% since 2015.
With Apple’s goal of become carbon neutral across its supply chain by 2030Presumably, the iPhone 14 will also feature low-carbon aluminum.