Our friends from Geekaphone have just finished their green study of the iPhone and wrapped it all up in this tasty infographic. So, if you have ever thought how green is your Apple product, here is the answer (check the infographic below.)
According to the infographic, each iPhone produces 45 kilograms of carbon dioxid, 57% of which is released during production. In 2010 the iPhones purchased are responsible for 2,350 million kilograms of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere.
However, Apple, is attempting to reduce the amount of CO2 evidenced by an 18% reduction in emissions in the iPhone 4. But Cupertino-based company is not the only one that should be expected to go green. We, Consumer, should be doing our part as well.
Currently only about 10% of phones are recycled (from the 47 million iPhones sold in 2010 only 4,700,000 were recycled.) Which is minuscule when compared to the 42,300,000 that were trashed. Apple in fact offers free recycling of their phones. [GeekaPhone via Daily Infographic]