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iPhone 12 Environmental Sustainability Profile and Analysis:

iPhone 12's environmental profile has been verified by our expert environmentalists

Iphone 12 uses mostly renewable energy.
iPhone 12 Packing has Low Environmental Impact
Iphone 12's materials have very low environmental impact

It seems like Apple has designed the iPhone 12 around environmental sustainability. It exceeds our standards in almost every category.

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iPhone 12 Lifetime Carbon Emissions Cycle (90,000 grams CO2 lifetime)

Over the course of your iPhone 12's lifetime, it will have emitted 90 kg of CO2 (on average).


iPhone 12 is Made to be Energy Efficient

Uses 53% Less Energy than Standard

iOS 14 has energy efficiency and battery conservation software

Made with 100% Renewable Energy



The iPhone 12's materials have a very low environmental impact

The iPhone 12 is Made up of Mostly Recycled Elements. However, the Use of Rare Earth Elements is Inevitable.

99% of the iPhone 12's Tungsten is Recycled

98% of Rare Earth Elements are Recycled

100% of Tin is Recycled

iPhone 12 is Transitioning Away from Plastic

iPhone 12 is Free of Harmful Substances



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iPhone 12 Has Frustration Free, Environmentally Conscious Packaging

Packaging Made up of Mostly Recycled Fiber 

Packaging has Low Plastic Use

Thank you to Apple for Making Data Easily Accessible. Data for much of this page comes from Apple.

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