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Google goes first: This is how the US company wants to protect the climate

Last updated on March 9, 2021

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Google has announced that it will do more to protect the environment and the climate and bring more sustainable products to the market in the future. Soon the company even wants to do without plastic completely. With one product, the group is very close to its goal.

Google protects the climate: Pixel phones and Nest use more sustainable materials

Just recently, Google announced a climate protection plan for the coming decade and committed to ensuring that all products contain recycled materials, at least in part, by 2022. The internet giant has now revealed which goals have already been met and which products have made progress.

There are already some products in which Google uses renewable or sustainable materials. The back of the Google Pixel 5 phone is made from 100 percent recycled aluminum. Compared to non-recycled aluminum, this should reduce the CO2 footprint by 35 percent, according to Google . The new Nest Audio loudspeaker contains plastic in all parts of the housing that is 70 percent recycled. For the Nest thermostat, the cladding panel was made from 75 percent recycled plastic.

The Google Pixel 5 protects the climate in particular:

Google sets the bar for climate protection even higher

Now the bar is being raised even higher for the production of all hardware products. By 2025, recycled or renewable materials should be used for half of all plastics. The group wants to give priority to recycled plastic wherever it can. By 2025, the company plans to use 100 percent plastic-free packaging that is completely recyclable.

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Google hopes that this is another step towards more sustainable production and that it will reduce pollution. It is also intended to support supply chains in investing in environmentally friendly materials and developing them further so that the entire electronics industry benefits from them.