Extraction of Raw Materials

Raw materials are key building blocks in the production of the iPhone; it simply could not be made without them. Every piece and part of the iPhone stems from one of the many raw materials that are extracted from all over the world. Gold from Peru, copper from Chile, along with many other minerals from many other countries go into its production. 90% of “rare earth minerals, naturally occurring solids whose combination comprises essential iPhone parts, are mined… in Mongolia”. Most of the extraction takes place in periphery nations where a lot of its environmental impacts can easily go unnoticed.

However, the mining of these materials has a lasting impression on the environment. The mining process has many negative consequences, such as (Raw Materials Used…):

  1. Destroying animal habitats where the minerals are mined from.
  2. Contributing to deforestation and pollution of the environment.
  3. Less than 1% of rare minerals are recycled; therefore, the rare earth minerals used in iPhones are thrown away after the phone’s life has expired.

29 thoughts on “Extraction of Raw Materials

  1. Hello im 14 and born on aug 1 2006. CAN’T WAIT FOR MY BIRTHDAY! ACTUALLY NO I DON’T WANT TO GROW!….. But i’ll doit for my people in the comment section.

  2. I didn’t know they put trees in iPhones, I’m glad I read this post it is very helpful for my eventual million-dollar company idea. Make America great again.

  3. gah it’s about drive it’s about power we stay hungry we devour put in the work put in the hours to take what’s ours

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