Among the OEM-manufacturers of A-class is not the first year there is a trend of using the devices recycled components with the aim of reducing emissions in production. Google said that it is actively engaged in "greening" the range and in the coming years, each of its gadgets will contain elements from recycled materials.
Using plastic in the Google Home Mini
Some of the company's devices, such as the Nest thermostat, already consist of recycled materials. The regulator case is made of eco plastic. Until the beginning of 2020, the corporation promises to fully compensate for carbon dioxide emissions by tree planting. By 2022, all products of the search giant will be made from recycled materials.
To achieve carbon neutrality, Google wants to increase air shipments. Moreover, brand management plans to invest in projects that develop technologies for waste management and agricultural waste disposal.
For comparison, Apple has built an entire laboratory in Texas, which specializes in the study of new methods of processing electronics. Previously, the company demonstrated the process of disassembling old devices using the robot Liam. The resulting components were sent for re-processing to create components in the flagship devices.
Since 2018, Google publishes reports that describe in detail what materials its devices consist of and how they are obtained in terms of environmental impact.