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Recycler Guide

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About This Guide

Apple Recycler Guides provide guidance for electronics recyclers on how to safely disassemble products to maximize recovery of resources. The guides provide step-by-step disassembly instructions and information on the material composition to help recyclers direct fractions to the appropriate material recycler.
To conserve important resources, we work to reduce the materials we use and aim to one day source only recycled or renewable materials in our products. A key path to reaching that goal is resource recovery from end-of-life electronics.
Disassembly procedures are intended to be performed only by trained electronics recycling professionals.
The recycler is responsible for independently evaluating and ensuring compliance with all applicable environmental, health, and safety laws related to the work. These include but are not limited to laws relating to the management, handling, shipping, and disposal of the outputs of this work as waste and laws in place to ensure the health and safety of all employees who support this work.
For questions or feedback about this guide, email [email protected].

Identification

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Components Requiring Selective Treatment

The following substances and components should be removed for selective treatment in accordance with Annex VII of Directive 2012/19/EU.

Substance/Component Location Removal Instructions
Printed circuit board if the surface is greater than 10square centimeters Main logic boards, display logic boards, LED array logic boards Follow steps 1 –7
Cover glass and LCD cell if the surface is  greater than 100 square centimeters Cover glass and LCD cell Follow steps 1–3
External electric cables Thunderbolt 3 Pro cable, AC power cord Follow step 1
No further substances or components as listed in Annex VII

Safety Considerations

The recycler is responsible for independently evaluating all activities undertaken by its employees to perform or support the work and ensuring compliance with all applicable health and safety laws related to the work. These include but are not limited to laws relating to the health and safety of all employees who perform or support this work. The recycler is also responsible for valuating the workspace and ensuring that the area in which the work is to be undertaken is designed using ergonomic best practices and meets all ergonomic requirements to ensure the protection of its employees.
Hazard Warning

Broken glass hazard Broken glass hazard
Chemical inhalation hazard Chemical inhalation hazard
Danger of harming Danger of harming your hands
Sharp element Sharp element

Personal Protective Equipment
Personal protective equipment should be worn during the entire recycling process.

Wear protective gloves Wear hand protection
Wear eye protection Wear eye protection
Wear protective clothing Wear protective clothing
Wear dust mask Wear a mask
Wear foot Wear foot protection

Recommended Tools

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Disassembly Instructions

  1. Remove the display power cable and the Thunderbolt 3 Pro cable from the device.Apple Pro Display XDR Recycling -Remove the displayApple Pro Display XDR Recycling -Remove the display 2
  2. Remove the stand. If you have a Pro Stand, follow the first set of instructions. For a VESA mount adapter, follow the second set of instructions.Apple Pro Display XDR Recycling -Remove the standApple Pro Display XDR Recycling - mount adapter
  3. Remove the cover glass and LCD cell.Apple Pro Display XDR Recycling -Remove the cover
  4. Remove the two logic boards attached to the display.Apple Pro Display XDR Recycling - logic boards
  5. Remove the LED array.Apple Pro Display XDR Recycling -Remove the LEDApple Pro Display XDR Recycling -Set the baseApple Pro Display XDR Recycling -Remove the reflector.Apple Pro Display XDR Recycling -logic boards
  6. Remove the dust plates.Apple Pro Display XDR Recycling -dust platesApple Pro Display XDR Recycling -o remove the fastenersApple Pro Display XDR Recycling -side dust plates
  7. Remove the four main logic boards.Apple Pro Display XDR Recycling -main logic boards
  8. Remove the magnets.Apple Pro Display XDR Recycling -Remove the magnetsApple Pro Display XDR Recycling -side magnets
  9. Remove the fans and AC power inlet.Apple Pro Display XDR Recycling -AC power inlet
  10. Remove the final ribbon wires and cables.Apple Pro Display XDR Recycling -ribbon wires

Treatment of Output Fractions

All outputs from this process must be managed, handled, and disposed of in accordance with applicable waste laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Waste Framework Directive and its national enactments in Europe.

Fraction

Downstream Processing

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Documents / Resources

Apple Pro Display XDR Recycling [pdf] Instructions
Apple, Pro, Display, XDR, Recycling

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