Apple is determined to celebrate Earth Day accordingly, so it made an exciting announcement only a few days before the big day. The company respects its tradition, and will release a recycling robot. The robot, called Daisy, follows the 2016 mechanism who bore the name of Liam, and can disassemble iPhones in no time.
Apple announces Daisy the recycling robot
Apple takes recycling seriously, so it decided it was time to continue the heritage of Liam. This way, Daisy was created, a more professional recycling robot found in the Austin Apple facility. Daisy is, in a way, Liam’s child, as Apple used parts of the old robot to build the new one.
The main purpose of this recycling robot is to dismantle old iPhone pieces. Then, it sorts them all, and puts away whatever is reusable. Also, Daisy is really quick. In about an hour, it should finish disassembling about 200 old iPhones. The method is effective and keeps all reusable parts safe, without damaging any of them.
Since Liam, Apple made great progresses with the recycling robot Daisy. It is far quicker, and can operate on a much larger number of old iPhones in a shorter time. In a year, Liam dismantled 1.2 million smartphones. During the same timespan, Daisy is able to work on 1.7 million devices.
New recycling ideas from Apple
At the moment, Daisy is available only within the Apple facility. However, the company is planning to develop more models of the recycling robots and bring them to other parts of the country. It has already made plans to bring one to Europe, for instance.
It seems Apple has more plans for Earth day apart from the recycling robot. The other one is GiveBack, a combination between Recycling and Trade-Up. By using it, people should have it easier with trading old iPhones and making them available for recycling. If they bring these devices back, they can get special discounts on new phones.
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