Apple started a recycling program as a part of its annual environment report that company that company released yesterday, And it is doing pretty well. Apple declared that it had recovered nearly 90 million pounds of materials from Apple devices recycled through is program in 2015. Sixty-one million pounds of those materials are reusable in future products, including 2,204 pounds of gold.
The average smartphone contains around 30 milligrams of gold used in internal components like circuit boards, Well some of these are just fancy figures companies use to promote their recycling programs.
Plus they also recovered $6m worth of copper from the old iphones and mac books.