One of the major tenets for Apple is the environment, with programs designed to cause less of an impact on the planet.
That includes brand new initiatives that Apple is introducing today. The company is also welcoming in a new robot into its environmental programs, this one called Daisy. This is a new disassembly robot, an improved version of Liam, which Apple introduced into its iPhone recycling program back in 2016.
For Apple, the primary step is the recycling program, which the company announced today will offer a bonus contribution for all devices that are recycled between today, April 19, and Monday, April 30. For a recycled product during that stretch, Apple will donate an undisclosed amount to the environmental organization known as Conservation International. CI works out of over 30 different countries, and it’s primary goal is to protect the environment.
As for Daisy, the disassembly robot can take apart up to 200 iPhones in just an hour’s worth of time.
“At Apple, we’re constantly working toward smart solutions to address climate change and conserve our planet’s precious resources,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. “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.”