Made with better materials
100% recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board of iPhone 11. 100% recycled rare earth elements in the Taptic Engine. The Taptic Engine represents about 25 percent of the total rare earth elements used in the product.
Source Materials in iPhone 11
First smartphone made with 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in the Taptic Engine. To conserve precious resources, Apple work to reduce the material they use. And aim to one day source only recycled or renewable materials in their products. And as they make this transition, they remain committed to the responsible sourcing of primary materials.
They identify and map materials in the products to the farthest reaches of our supply chain. And proudly lead our industry in establishing the strictest standards for smelters and refiners. Their product designs also consider the safety of those who make, use, and recycle our products, restricting the use of hundreds of harmful substances.
Every year, Apple assess their suppliers against their Supplier Code of Conduct. It requires suppliers to make workplaces better for employees and the environment.
They work closely with the suppliers that make their products to reduce their environmental impact. And to treat people making Apple products with dignity and respect, provide opportunities to advance, and maintain a safe work environment. Their Supplier Code of Conduct sets high expectations for our suppliers.
In 2018, Apple achieved UL Zero Waste certification for all iPhone final assembly test and packaging facilities.
Package and Ship
iPhone 11 packaging is made with recyclable, fiber-based materials. To improve the packaging, they are working to eliminate plastics, increase recycled content. And use less packaging overall. All of the wood fiber in the packaging is either recycled or comes from responsibly managed forests. And they have protected or created enough responsibly managed forests to cover all the wood fiber we use in their packaging. This ensures working forests are able to regrow and continue to clean our air and purify our water.
100% of the primary wood fiber in the packaging comes from responsibly managed forests. 93% of the packaging is fiber based.
iPhone 11 uses 40 percent less energy than the energy conservation standard. Apple design their products to be energy efficient, long lasting, and safe. iPhone 11 uses software and power-efficient components that intelligently manage power consumption.
They also run their own Reliability and Environmental Testing Labs so the products go through rigorous testing before they leave the doors. Their support continues throughout each product’s life cycle, with regular software updates to keep devices current. And a network of authorized repair professionals to service them, if necessary.
Recover iPhone 11
Return your product with Apple Trade In and they’ll ensure it has a long life, or they’ll recycle it for free. They launched Apple Trade In—it offers customers a seamless way to return their old devices to Apple. Customers can trade in eligible devices for an Apple Store Gift Card. If a device is not eligible for credit, they’ll recycle it for free.
For more information on how to recycle your products at end of life, visit https://www.apple.com/shop/trade-in. They also offer and participate in product take-back and recycling programs for 99 percent of the countries where they sell products. And they hold their recyclers to high standards. Their efforts to keep harmful substances out of products also mean the materials are safer to recover and reuse.
iPhone 11 recycling
Daisy, Apple’s line of disassembly robots, can disassemble 15 different models of iPhone. And recover more of the important materials stored inside.