Google is commited to use recycled materials to produce all of its hardware products by 2022, including Pixel phones, Pixelbook, Google Home speakers, Nest and other accessories like back cover or charging dock.
All Pixel phones and Google Home speakers are under the brand ‘Made by Google’. This unit was started three years ago by the company, previously Google studied other hardware like Nexus. Now, Google is ready to make its products more sustainable.
In an interview with Fast Company, Google said it would create covers on Google Home and phone cases by plastic bottles and use recycled plastic in Chromecast devices.
The announcement comes immediately after Apple’s green initiative to use recycled materials in production, especially because they also produce an in-house robot that dismantles old hardware to get components. Earlier this year, Samsung made a similar commitment to using recycled materials to make packaging products.
According to the company, for the Pixel 4 series and the new generation of Google Home speakers, Google has decided to swap industry-standard polyester fabrics for recycled fabric.Google has also announced its Power Project, which will obviously deliver “one million energy-efficient Nest thermostats to families in need by 2023 and many Nest products that are made with recycled plastic after consumption.
Clearly, Google’s product group takes two years to ensure that new sustainable fabrics meet design and production requirements and suppliers can provide it at scale. Now, each unit of material will reuse a third of plastic bottles. That’s something we can see more often starting in 2022.
In addition, Google is committed to adding that all Google shipping will not emit carbon by 2020 to promote the sustainability of its hardware. The head of Google’s sustainable hardware division, Anna Meegan, said at the moment her team could reduce emissions by 40% by changing delivery methods from air transport to road or sea.
The technology company is also working on a recycling cooperation program so people can send old Google devices for recycle. The program is only implemented in the US.