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Sustainability at Surface

Microsoft's goal is to design Surface devices and packaging to be 100% recyclable in OECD countries by 2030. Learn how we make sustainability a core part of our Surface product promise across the entire device lifecycle.
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Designed with sustainability in mind

  • We are developing initiatives to lower our carbon emissions by using more recycled materials in our devices.
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  • Our newest devices feature 100% recycled aluminum alloy and 100% recycled rare earth metals. [1]
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  • Carbon emissions reduced by 78% per enclosure for Surface Pro, 11th edition & Surface Laptop, 7th edition. [2]
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  • Our key suppliers continue to increase their transition to carbon free electricity (CFE) for Microsoft-related production.
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    Surface Pro 10 and Surface Pro, 11th edition enclosure includes Bucket and Kickstand. 100% recycled aluminum alloy in Bucket and Kickstand. Surface Laptop 6 enclosure includes A Cover, C Cover and D Bucket. 100% recycled aluminum alloy in A Cover. Surface Laptop, 7th edition enclosure includes A Cover, C Bucket and D Cover. 100% recycled aluminum alloy in A Cover and C Bucket. 100% recycled rare earth metals in magnets. Based on validation performed by Underwriter Laboratories, Inc. using Environmental Claim Validation Procedure, UL 2809-2, Second Edition, November 7, 2023.

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    As compared to a baseline no-interventions scenario modeling the same products without any sustainability interventions in the production phase of the devices.

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    For eligible orders in the contiguous US. Based on calculation of carbon emissions for parcel ground shipment compared to parcel expedited and express air shipment for orders shipped from distribution to customer location within the contiguous US, as conducted by Microsoft based on the Global Logistics Emissions Council Framework, which Microsoft adopted in January 2020.

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    Please refer to the EPEAT registry for current ratings. Ratings can vary by country, may change over time, and products are eventually archived. 

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    The Microsoft Surface Emissions Estimator is only available in certain markets and only applies to Surface devices currently for sale. Contact your Surface seller for more details.

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    When devices are plugged in, turned on, connected to the Internet and where regional carbon intensity data is available from WattTime. See site for details.

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    Our newest devices include Surface Pro 10, Surface Laptop 6, Surface Pro, 11th edition, and Surface Laptop, 7th edition. All four contain a built-in QR code. Surface Pro 10, Surface Pro, 11th edition, and Surface Laptop, 7th edition contain clear visual icons. Replacement components available online through Microsoft Store and iFixIt for out-of-warranty repair. Components can be replaced by individuals with the knowledge and experience to repair electronic devices following Microsoft’s Service Guide. Microsoft tools (sold separately) may also be required. Availability of replacement components and service options may vary by product, market and over time. See [Self-repair information for your Surface device - Microsoft Support].


    Opening and/or repairing a device can present electric shock, device damage, fire and personal injury risk, and other hazards. Use caution if undertaking self-service repairs. Unless required by law, damage caused during repair is not covered under Microsoft’s Limited Hardware Warranty or protection plans.

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