Before Earth Day, Apple has introduced a new robot called Daisy that can disarm iPhones to retrieve valuable materials inside, as reported by TechCrunch.
The robot is a successor to Liam, another recycling robot manufactured by Apple that was unveiled in 2016. In fact, Daisy was created with some of Liam's old pieces, which makes it a recycled robot that helps recycle iPhones. Daisy is able to disassemble nine different versions of the iPhone, and can dismantle up to 200 iPhones per hour. It also separates parts and removes certain components as you go.
Along with Daisy, Apple also announced a temporary program called GiveBack, where customers can deliver the devices to the store or through Apple.com for recycling. For each device received from now through April 30, Apple will make a donation to Conservation International. (Eligible devices will continue to receive a credit in the store or gift card).
Recently, Apple announced that it now has 100% renewable energy worldwide, through the purchase of green energy bonds and investment in renewable energy, which are used in its supply chain and physical infrastructure. Although today it is not possible to make all facilities run with 100% clean energy, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement: "We will continue to exceed the limits of what is possible with the materials in our products. , the way we recycle them, our facilities and our work with suppliers to establish new creative and prospective sources of renewable energy because we know that the future depends on it. "