Apple is looking for $31 million CAD ($22.7 million US) from its former associate. GEEP hasn’t denied the theft however claims that three staff stoles the gadgets to benefit themselves, not the corporate. Apple countered that the workers were in reality GEEP’s senior executives.
Apple does market refurbished gadgets, but it surely won’t try and promote or allow to be bought any that don’t meet its security or high-quality standards. “Products sent for recycling are no longer adequate to sell to consumers… and could cause serious safety issues,” the corporate informed.
Nevertheless, right-to-repair groups have criticized Apple for its policies towards third-party repair outlets and gadgets which are laborious to repair. The firm is transferring some recycling in-house with machines called Dave and Daisy that may strip parts from 200 phones per hour to recover difficult-to-recycle parts that may not otherwise be recycled. However, many critics believe that Apple and other electronics producers must be specializing in re-use, not recycling if we need to cut back the 53 million tonnes of e-waste produced in 2019 alone.