How green is the iPhone ?

This is the question one might ask as there are so many of them nowadays. Geekaphone answers this with a brilliant infographic by having a close look at its fabrication and lifecycle.

Did you know that during its lifecycle, an iPhone 4 will emit the equivalent of 45 kgs of carbon dioxide ? 57 % due to its production, 34 % due to the consumer, 8 % percent due to the transportation and one tiny percent to its recycling…

I hope you will like this as much as I did. To conclude today’s article, you might also be willing to learn about Apple’s reliance on dirty coal in the United States for its data centers.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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