Your iPhone is a Demonstration of the Importance of Embodied Carbon

Read the full story at Treehugger.

If we are truly going to get a handle on climate change and carbon emissions then we have to deal with the issue of embodied carbon, or what I prefer to call upfront carbon emissions: the CO2, and equivalent greenhouse gases (CO2e) emitted during the manufacture of a product. Perhaps the best demonstration of their importance can be found in Apple’s 2020 Environmental Progress Report (covered here on Treehugger). The company has provided full life-cycle analyses of its products, from production through end-of-life.

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