Apple’s latest iPhone recycling robot Daisy reveals alongside Earth Day. On Thursday, Apple announced Daisy, its new robot that recycles iPhone with an aim of supporting the company’s recent commitment to the environment. The new robot is an updated version of Liam which the company introduced two years ago to perform the same task.
Apple has summed up its goal of making products using only recycled or renewable materials into its recent environmental accomplishments.
Conservation International, a Virginia-based environmental nonprofit which has worked to protect the nature in over 30 countries will receive an undisclosed amount from the Apple. The donation will be based on every device that traded at Apple Stores or on Apple.com worldwide between April 19 and April 30. In addition, Apple will also announce GiveBack.
Daisy was developed by Apple engineers and it’s a part of an effort to make a healthier planet through such kind of innovations.
Smartphones include different valuable materials like gold, platinum, aluminum, steel, copper, and lithium can be recycled and used to create new devices. The bot has the ability to dismantle iPhone’s different nine versions and sort their components in the process without any damage. It is capable of taking apart as many 200 handsets per hour.
“In recognition of Earth Day, we are making it as simple as possible for our customers to recycle devices and do something good for the planet through Apple GiveBack. We’re also thrilled to introduce Daisy to the world, as she represents what’s possible when innovation and conservation meet,” Lisa Jackson, Apple’s VP of the environment, policy and social initiatives said.