Apple stops the use of plastic bags in Apple Stores

Apple stops the use of plastic bags in Apple Stores

Apple has been quite vocal about being environmentally friendly for a while now and seems to truly strive towards a more environmentally-friendly production of its products — at the iPhone SE and iPad Pro 9.7 event back in March, the company proudly announced that its factories in the USA and China operate on 100% renewable energy, and that 99% of the products' packaging comes either from recycled paper or from sustainable forests.

Now, it seems Cupertino is taking yet another step towards environment-conscious business. An internal memo has leaked, showing that, starting April the 15th, Apple stores will stop using the iconic plastic bags and will move to paper ones, bade with 80% recycled materials. On top of that, store staff has been instructed to ask customers if they will need a bag in the first place, giving them a choice to just carry their purchase, preserving a perfectly good bag unused.

How big can the omission of simple plastic bags be? Quite big, really, especially for a company like Apple. It sells millions of products worldwide on a yearly basis. Each of these sales has thus far automatically been packed in one of the aforementioned, Apple-branded plastic bags, which are rather large and thick. That's millions of non biodegradable bags being handed out per year, with many of them undoubtedly ending up in the trash. So, good on Apple for taking responsibility and reducing its footprint further.

source: 9to5Mac

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24 Comments

1. yUlek

Posts: 57; Member since: May 14, 2014

"Leaked"

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Lol, this is making headlines? Microsoft Stores have forever been using these non-disposable bags... http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2661/5766220864_aa40bf9638_z.jpg

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because ms isnt apple, lol

19. MSi_GS70 unregistered

nevr seen that b4 this lives only in usa right ..

21. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I live in Canada, the first Microsoft Store I went to was in Calgary, AB and I got one of those bags when I purchased just a Wireless Display Adapter...

3. yyzamin

Posts: 375; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Android trolls leave your messages below...

4. tyrionTheWise unregistered

and still people are taking pictures of screens in 2016.

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Mac's user... lol

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That's an iPad. Fail.

22. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Neh, it's a toyPad, and remember, iDevices are too dumb to do what dumb phones were capable of (Bluetooth file transfer in this case), so, it was probably faster to take a picture with a smarter device than take a screen clip of the toyPad and start worrying about iTunes or all that cloud sh*t...

23. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

https://youtu.be/NCOhtU7YSRw Let me know if you want a step by step guide. I'll write one for you.

25. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Not everyone uses a Mac for blogging, welcome to earth...

26. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You're right. Judging by the picture, this blogger obviously is not a mac user :)

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

CLICKBAIT! PA Come one how is this news, looks like everything that Apple does is big news.........JEEEEZZZZZ!

6. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

Too much sand in your vagina? Calm down its just news which I found very informative it's good to see company's doing things like this for our environment

7. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

No the sand is in your eyes Fanboy!

13. VapeSir

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 04, 2016

Another dumbass idiot.

9. enzotarece

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

I was wondering the same thing how this is news. Apple has revolutionized recycled paper by putting the apple logo on a bag chupz pure B.S

8. Arschsalat

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

i like that !

10. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

It's 2016 and Apple is now just doing this. So progressive. My local grocery store stopped using plastic bags over a decade ago.

12. legiloca

Posts: 1674; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

congratulations, nobody asked.

17. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Good move, surely, But apparently they STILL couldn't put a stop to using child labour for the suppliers of parts in their phones. Really, Apple? As reported in: -http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35311456 -https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/01/Child-labour-behind-smart-phone-and-electric-car-batteries/ -http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/18/10786714/apple-samsung-child-labor-cobalt-congo-amnesty

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

24. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Paper...news....zzzzzzz

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