On the cusp of Earth Day 2018, Apple has unveiled Daisy, its latest recycling robot. Daisy is an update to Liam, the original recycling robot that the company revealed back in 2016.
Daisy is also a recycled product of sorts
Daisy was developed in-house by Apple engineers, using some of Liam’s parts — a recycling of sorts. The industrial robot is able to disassemble nine different versions of the iPhone, sorting all of their reusable components in the process. In all, Daisy is capable of taking apart a full 200 iPhones in a given hour, proving a solid alternative to traditional methods that can destroy valuable components in the process. Any connection to HAL 3000, however, is surely coincidental.
In addition to the unveiling of Daisy, Apple also announced a new program called GiveBack, which is an addition to its recycling program. From now, until April 30, Apple is planning on making a donation to Conservation International for every device that a customer turns or trades in.
If a device is eligible, it will still qualify for either a gift card or an in store credit.
To top it off, there will also be a new Apple Watch challenge coming in time for Earth Day, encouraging people to get outside on Sunday and enjoy the planet.