Apple has a metallurgy team that's discovered a new way to make its MacBook Air from 100% recycled aluminium

AppleApple’s VP of Hardware Engineering, Laura Legros
  • At Tuesday’s Apple event in Brooklyn, the company announced its new MacBook Air.
  • Vice President of Hardware Engineering Laura Legros said the new MacBook Air would be its “greenest Mac ever” because its enclosure is made of 100% recycled aluminium.
  • Apples’ metallurgy team has discovered a new technique that uses the excess aluminium from the production process to create a more sustainable alloy.
  • The alloy will also be used in new Mac mini and iPad Pro that Apple announced on Tuesday.

At Tuesday’s Apple event in Brooklyn, Vice President of Hardware Engineering Laura Legros announced its new MacBook Air would be its “greenest Mac ever.”

That’s because the new MacBook Air is made of 100% recycled aluminium.


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According to Legros, Apples’ metallurgy team has discovered a new technique that uses the excess aluminium from the production process to create an alloy that can be used to deliver ” the same great characteristics we expect in all our products.”

Apple says the recaptured aluminium shavings are re-engineered down to the atomic level.

“We use aluminium because it has incredible strength, durability, and sheer beauty,” Legros said. “To achieve that we’ve had to rely on mining high purity ore. That is, until today.”

The sustainable alloy will also be used in new Mac mini and iPad Pro that Apple announced on Tuesday.

To read more about all the other, new features of the MacBook Air, click here.

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