Apple gets a lot of heat for its business practices, but one thing that's hard to criticize is the company's commitment to lessening its impact on the environment.
100% of the power used by Apple's datacenters comes from renewable sources like solar, hydroelectric, and wind, and worldwide 96% of their facilities can say the same.
The Cupertino giant also recently committed to stop mining and transition entirely to using recycled materials. When that change will occur is unknown, but Apple would be going a long way toward being ethically and environmentally responsible by making even a bit of change in that direction.
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