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100 percent of Google's products will 'include' recycled materials by 2022

100 percent of Google's products will 'include' recycled materials by 2022”

My team at Google understands this well-we've been making consumer hardware (like Pixel phones and Google Home Minis) for just over three years now.

The pledge to use recycled materials for all of its products is quite admirable, but it's important to note they won't be made entirely out of repurposed materials.

Exactly how Google plans on achieving that goal is now unclear, and in part, would depend on environmental commitments being made by the shipping companies the tech giant works with to move its products around the world.

The firm already allows people to recycle old Google products through a recycling programme, but it's now limited to the US. And it says that "100 percent" of these products will include recycled materials by 2022.

As part of this pledge, the company shared a new set of sustainability commitments.

"We're always working to do more, faster", said, Anna Meegan head of sustainability for consumer hardware at Google.

Meegan acknowledged that Google's 3-year-old hardware business trails far larger hardware rival Apple Inc in some sustainability efforts.

Today, Google committed to making the delivery of its hardware products to and from customers carbon neutral by 2020. Devices can not clear the second checkpoint in the company's design process unless they show that sustainable packaging and materials and ease of fix have been considered. "And from 2017 to 2018, our carbon emissions for product shipments decreased by 40 percent. we've also launched our Power Project, which will bring one million energy- and money-saving Nest thermostats to families in need by 2023, and built much of our Nest product portfolio with post-consumer recycled plastic", added Meegan.

The Verge reports that Samsung announced earlier this year it would replace their plastic packaging with boxes made from "environmentally sustainable" materials.



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