With the Daisy robot, Apple iPhones can disassemble that from the components again raw materials are recovered, which can be used further.
Daisy became in years of research development work and build on the experience gained with Liam. This was Apple’s first disassembly robot. Daisy is made up of some parts of Liam and is capable of disassembling nine versions of the iPhone and sorting the high-quality components for recycling. Daisy can disassemble up to 200 iPhone devices per hour, removing and sorting components so that Apple can reclaim materials that traditional recyclers can not extract – in higher quality.
At least, a donation will be made to the charity Conservation International for every device returned through the Apple GiveBack program. However, this only applies until April 30, 2018.
“At Apple, we’re constantly working on smart solutions to counteract climate change and conserve the planet’s precious resources” Lisa said Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. “In recognition of Earth Day, we make it as easy as possible for our customers to recycle equipment and do something good for the planet through Apple GiveBack, and we’re happy to introduce Daisy to the world because it stands for that, what’s possible when innovation and environmental protection meet. “
As part of the Apple GiveBack program, customers receive a credit or Apple Store gift card when they return a used device.