70% of Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPad Mini Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Production

Inherently, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) generates a significant amount of buzz each and every day in the blogosphere, more so than any other publicly traded company. That’s why it’s so surprising that the tech giant’s recently released “Apple and the Environment” report hasn’t received more coverage, but we’re making our way through it. Here’s a brief recap of our previous coverage:

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Now, one thing we haven’t looked at is Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPad mini report, specifically at:

1. The estimated quantity of greenhouse gas emissions per device: 95 kg CO2e. This is above that of the iPhone 5 (75 kg CO2e), but below the latest iPad (170 kg CO2e).

2. The percentage of those greenhouse gases allocated to different stages of the product life-cycle: Production, 70%; Customer use, 22%; Transport, 6%; and Recycling, 2%. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s full breakdown is below:


Courtesy: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and the Environment

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