Apple is seeking $31 million CAD ($22.7 million US) from its former partner. GEEP hasn’t rejected the theft, however claims that three employees stoles the devices to benefit themselves, not the company. Apple countered that the staff members remained in fact GEEP’s senior executives.
Apple does market reconditioned gadgets, however it won’t attempt to sell or enable to be sold any that do not satisfy its safety or quality standards. “Products sent out for recycling are no longer sufficient to sell to consumers … and could cause serious security concerns,” the business informed The Verge.
Right-to-repair groups have slammed Apple for its policies toward third-party service center and gadgets that are hard to repair. The business is moving some recycling in-house with makers called Dave and Daisy that can remove parts from 200 phones per hour to recuperate difficult-to-recycle components that might not otherwise be recycled. Nevertheless, many critics believe that Apple and other electronics producers ought to be focusing on re-use, not recycling, if we desire to minimize the 53 million tonnes of e-waste produced in 2019 alone.