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Apple's 'Recycled' Macs Aren't What They Se | BLOG Certified
The company's move to recycled aluminum is good PR… and that's about it Apple is washing itself green. The tech company announced Tuesday that it will build its new MacBook Air and Mac Mini computers using "100 percent recycled aluminum." The move is part of a goal Apple set in 2017 to use only renewable or recycled materials in its products. While shifting to recycled aluminum is a step in the right direction (mining bauxite, the world's primary aluminum source, is dangerous work and poisons the environment), it's more of a PR win for Apple than a meaningful victory for the planet. Aluminum is just about the easiest metal to recycle, and there's tons of it already on the market. In fact, most of the aluminum Apple uses is probably already recycled, according to Gay Gordon-Byrne, executive director of the Repair Association, which advocates for companies that repair old devices. The announcement "makes Apple sound noble and sustainable when any manufacturer that needs to buy aluminum