Apple is seeking $ 31 million CAD from $ its former partner. GEEP has not denied the theft, but claims that three employees steal the units for their own benefit, not the company. Apple countered that the employees were in fact GEEP’s top executives.
Apple markets refurbished devices, but they will not attempt to sell or permit to sell anything that does not meet safety or quality standards. “Products sent for recycling are no longer sufficient to sell to consumers … and can cause serious safety issues,”
Nevertheless, repair repair groups have criticized Apple for its policy on third-party workshops and devices that are difficult to fix. The company moves recycling internally with machines called Dave and Daisy that can remove parts from 200 phones per hour to recycle components that are difficult to recycle that otherwise could not be recycled. However, many critics believe that Apple and other electronics manufacturers should focus on reuse, not recycling, if we want to reduce the 53 million tonnes of e-waste produced in 2019 alone.