Sustainability In Apple Products

One of the takeaways I got from the market reading that the temperatures will continue to rise. Another take away I got is the damages from emissions is more than likely much greater than what the analysis suggests. The matter of uncertainty of the magnitude of climate change is so scary because it could be a large amount of damage in the future or a constant amount. I learned a lot from the wicked problems website. Such as the there is no definante formulation of wicked problems. The poverty problem in Nairobi is slightly similar to the poverty in Texas. Therefore there isn’t a feasible way to describe “poverty”. Another thing I learned is that each wicked problem is a manifestation of another wicked problem. 

Climate change is a super wicked problem and by saying its a super wicked problem means that it has the four key features of: time is running out, the people who cause the wicked problem can help find a solution, the main authority needed to address the problems is doesn’t exist or isn’t strong enough, and lastly unreasonable disregarding people’s responses in the future. With  each year that passes the problems becomes more acute and the risk of harm to humans, ecosystems and catastrophic events increases. There are easy solutions that could help the issue of climate change tremendously. Such as moving closer to your work so you’re not burning as many fossil fuels, be more efficient with energy,and eating less animal products.

The  company Apple said  that one hundred percent  of the electricity used in every single one of its  facilities in the year of 2018 were from renewable resources, and in the year 2017 twenty-two of Apple’s main facilities were certified  as zero waste suppliers. They also are using one hundred percent recycled aluminum for their new MacBook Air and Mac Minis. To Apple the most advanced products make the least environmental impact. Lastly more than forty components in the IPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR contain recycled plastic.

A problem that im going to attempt to address is the amount of water pollution caused by the fashion industry. The fashion industry is the second leading cause of water pollution next to oil. Textile companies dump their waste that contains toxic substances such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and many others directly into waters that is extremely harmful  to the aquatic animals and species. It also gratefully affects the health of people who live along the river banks of the polluted water. To fix it people should start buying clothes made from countries with stricter environmental rules and regulations for their textile factories. Another way is choosing organic or natural fiber products that require them to be produced by chemicals.

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