Google products now use recycled materials


Google announced that it has achieved one of its goals ahead of schedule, as all new Pixel and Nest products are designed with recycled materials, according to Google’s sustainability systems engineer, David Bourne.

Not that their products are entirely made from recycled materials, but that they do include at least recycled materials somewhere in the product.

Last year, the company pledged to use recycled materials in all Made by Google products, including Pixel phones, Pixelbooks, Google Home speakers, Nest devices, and accessories, such as: phone cases and charging stands, By 2022.

According to Google, the back cover of the Pixel 5 phone is made of 100 percent recycled aluminum, and the new (Nest Audio) contains 70 percent recycled plastic, with a sustainable fabric cover that the company provided with the Nest Mini last year. .

The decorative panel (the wall part) in the latest Nest thermostat is made from post-consumer recycled plastic.

Borne said: Google’s focus on integrating recycled materials into the design of our devices not only supports our sustainability commitments, but also enables our supply chain partners to invest confidently in and develop these types of materials, so that the wider consumer electronics industry can use them as well.

The research giant said in September that it would run its carbon-free operations by 2030, and that it had bought enough carbon offsets to eliminate the company’s carbon dioxide emissions since it was founded in 1998.

Google has been carbon neutral since 2007, as emissions generated by burning fossil fuels are offset by its investments in renewable energy and other initiatives.

The company said it will continue to keep all shipments of Made by Google devices to direct customers 100 percent carbon neutral.

In addition, the company says: It is committed to using recycled or renewable materials in at least 50 percent of all plastics used in all of its hardware products by 2025.

Google says it will make its packaging 100 percent plastic-free and 100 percent recyclable by 2025.

We have reduced the use of plastic in our packaging since 2016, and we have a lot of hard work ahead of us to achieve this new goal, Born said, adding that the company needs to discover alternative materials for materials that protect its products so that they are recyclable.


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