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Google Says Pixel 5 Made With Recycled Material, Reveals Future Sustainability Goals

Google says that all of its new Pixel and Nest products are made with recycled material, and the company hopes to achieve more by 2025.

The announcement was made via a new Google blog post that outlined its sustainability goals and progress. According to the post, the Pixel 5’s back cover is fully-recycled aluminium, which Google says has a 35% lower carbon footprint than virgin aluminium when manufacturing the enclosure.

As for future plans, Google seeks to have at least 50% of the plastic used in its products be made out of recycled or renewable material by 2025. It also hopes to have 100% plastic free and 100% recyclable packaging by the same year. “We’ve already made a reduction in plastic use in our packaging since 2016, but we have a lot of hard work ahead in order to meet this new goal,” said the post.

In addition, Google hopes to achieve a “Zero Waste to Landfill” certification at all of its final assembly manufacturing sites by 2022, which would signify that the “vast majority” of these sites’ waste are recycled.

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