Apple-REJI Impact Accelerator participant from Las Vegas-based RENUoil

Sophia Del Pozo is chief marketing officer at RENUoil of America, a recycling business that joined the second class of Apple’s Impact Accelerator program. | Courtesy of Apple

Three recycling companies were among those chosen by Apple to join the tech titan’s business accelerator program.  

For the second class of its Impact Accelerator program, Apple selected 16 environmental-focused businesses owned by Black, Hispanic and Indigenous people. The program, which is part of Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, provides training, mentorship and a chance to do business with the world’s second-most valuable company (after oil giant Saudi Aramco). 

According to a press release, entrants to the program’s second year included Avangard Innovative, a recycling company based in Houston; Digital Green Global, a Morgan Hill, Calif.-based electronics recycling and reuse company; and Las Vegas-based RENUoil of America, a recycling company serving hotels, casinos, restaurants, performance venues and other locations. 

After completing the three-month program, the companies will be considered for business opportunities with Apple, as the company works to achieve carbon neutrality across its manufacturing supply chain by 2030, the release notes.

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