Last month, Apple said it will no longer bundle a power adapter with the new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE smartwatches.
By encouraging people to take advantage of the old charger and reuse the accessories they have at home, Apple says it will reduce its carbon footprint and environmental impact.
“The environmental impacts of shipping products around the globe are substantial,” Richard Neitzel, associate professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan told Digital Trends. “Even small reductions in packaging materials have the potential to result in large environmental benefits given the massive scale of the global logistics network.”
However, it is still a question if it is an environmental move or a purely cost-motivated business decision. Please check out the article, Will Apple’s ‘eco-friendly’ plan to nix chargers actually help the environment?, for more details.