According to the report reaching us from our sources, Apple has launched a new robot named Daisy which can put apart various iPhones in order to recover valuable materials inside before Earth Day.
Our sources also reported that the robot is a successor to Liam, which happens to be another recycling robot that was designed by Apple and released two years ago. Daisy was created using some of Liam’s old parts making it a recycled robot that helps recycle iPhones. Daisy is has the ability of taking apart nine various versions of the iPhone as well as disassemble about 200 iPhones within an hour. It also has the capability of separating parts and removing particular components while at it.
In addition to Daisy, Apple also announced a temporary program which is called GiveBack. This GiveBack program allows customers turn in their devices in store or through Apple.com to get them recycled. For each device that will be received from this point up to the 30th of April this year, Apple will make a donation to Conservation International. (Eligible devices will still receive an in-store or gift card credit.)
Of late, Apple announced that it is powered by 100 percent renewable energy worldwide at the moment through the purchase of green energy bonds and investing in renewables utilized in the supply chain and physical infrastructure of the company. Even though it is not possible to have every facility run on 100 percent clean energy these days, the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, said in a statement that, “We’re going to keep pushing the boundaries 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 forward-looking sources of renewable energy because we know the future depends on it.”