Apple will ship all repaired iPhone 12 models in a new 100% plastic-free packaging as part of its long-term commitment to adopting environmental-friendly practices throughout its operations.
Since 2020, Apple has removed the power adapters and EarPods from iPhone boxes to reduce e-waste and by shipping a larger number of slimmer boxes, the tech giant reduced carbon emissions during transportation.
The company has also removed the plastic wrap around the boxes and started to use packing stickers to open the boxes with iPhone 13 series.
From this week, Apple will ship repaired iPhone 12 models in eco-friendly packaging
In the internal memo, obtained by MacRumors, Apple stated that it will be using a new 100% plastic-free brown box made from bleach-free paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council for repaired iPhones instead of using white laminated boxes.
Starting from this week, the new eco-friendly packing will be used to repair iPhone 12 models shipped from its Repair Centers to Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Service Providers, or directly to customers in the U.S. and other countries.
In the communique, the tech giant explained that the decision was part of the company’s commitment to eliminate plastics from the packaging by 2025. However, the company did not mention if it will expand the new eco-friendly packaging to all repaired iPhones in the future.
Previously, Apple announced that since 2015 it has reduced the use of plastic by 75% from its packaging, and in 2021, it just used 4% plastic in all packaging. Furthermore, the tech giant has set a goal to achieve 100% carbon neutrality by 2030.