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Apple vows to be carbon-neutral by 2030

Apple has vowed to become carbon-neutral by 2030.

The tech giants have announced a target of becoming carbon neutral across its entire business and manufacturing supply chain within the next 10 years, according to BBC News.

The company says the commitment means its devices - includes iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and Mac computer systems - will have had "zero climate impact" at point of sale.

Apple told BBC News the pledge even extends to any company hoping to become a supplier of Apple products, as they would have to commit to "being 100 percent renewable for their Apple production" within 10 years.

The news comes after Apple's biggest rivals, Microsoft, went one step further by promising to be carbon negative by 2030, meaning they will put more back into the environment than it takes to create their products.

Microsoft also pledged to have removed the same amount of carbon as it has ever emitted from the environment by 2050.

Other tech giants including Amazon and Google have also recently announced new carbon-neutral plans for the future.

Amazon has set a 2040 target to go carbon neutral, reflecting the challenges it faces in converting its home-delivery vehicles to more eco-friendly energy sources.

Whilst Google has said it also intends to extend the carbon-neutral status it claims for its own operations to encompass its supply chain, but has yet to set a deadline.

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