Forget The Robots And Make iPhones Repairable — Greenpeace To Apple


The firm also debuted Daisy, a new robot that can disassemble iPhone devices to recover valuable materials. If this sounds familiar to you, it is because Daisy is not Apple's first recycling robot.

Apple's GiveBack program to help customers return or trade-in unused Apple devices to or Apple Stores is available everyday, and Apple is promoting the initiative for Earth Day with a donation to Conservation International for every device that the Apple GiveBack receives between now and April 30.

With each Apple device received from Friday to April 30, the company said it will make a donation to Conservation International as part of its green efforts. Talking about the same, "At Apple, we're constantly working toward smart solutions to address climate change and conserve our planet's precious resources".

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Apple on Friday (Apr 20) shed more light on this, when it revealed its latest disassembly robot - called Daisy - which is touted to be able to take apart 200 of the company's smartphones per hour. Daisy, Apple's New Recycling Robot Apple's newest disassembly robot, Daisy, is the most efficient way to reclaim more of the valuable materials stored in iPhone.

In addition to the Conservation International donations, Apple says it will still give Apple Store gift cards to customers trading in their devices when eligible.

Daisy is capable of taking up to 200 iPhones per hour and can easily sort and remove their components, so that the company can recover the useful components.

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Greenpeace, the environmental advocacy group, praised Apple for its efforts reducing its carbon footprint and recycling its old products. Earlier this year it announced that all Apple facilities now run on 100 per cent renewable energy.

Along with Daisy, Apple's also using the occasion to announce GiveBack, an addition to its recycling program.

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