Apple’s ‘Recycled’ Macs Aren’t What They Seem

The company’s move to recycled aluminum is good PR… and that’s about it

Casey Williams
OneZero
Published in
5 min readNov 1, 2018

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Photo: Apple

Apple is washing itself green.

The tech company announced Tuesday that it will build its new MacBook Air and Mac Mini computers using “100 percent recycled aluminum.” The move is part of a goal Apple set in 2017 to use only renewable or…

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Casey Williams
OneZero

Casey Williams is a freelance writer covering climate, environment, and labor politics. He has written for The New York Times, HuffPost, VICE and more.