Following up on Liam, Apple has a new robot that can disassemble iPhones, plucking valuable components from old phones that electronics recyclers can miss. It’s called Daisy, here’s how Apple describes it:
Created through years of R&D, Daisy incorporates revolutionary technology based on Apple’s learnings from Liam, its first disassembly robot launched in 2016. Daisy is made from some of Liam’s parts and is capable of disassembling nine versions of iPhone and sorting their high-quality components for recycling. Daisy can take apart up to 200 iPhone devices per hour, removing and sorting components, so that Apple can recover materials that traditional recyclers can’t — and at a higher quality.
As part of Apple’s Earth Day 2018 celebration, the company is making a donation to Conservation International through its Apple GiveBack program for each device the company receives in its physical stores and Apple.com.
“At Apple, we’re constantly working toward smart solutions to address climate change and conserve our planet’s precious resources,” stated 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.”
Learn more about Daisy and Apple GiveBack here.
Earth Day 2018 Google Doodle features Dr. Jane Goodall
This year’s Google Doodle is dedicated to Dr. Jane Goodall, who has helped change how the world views animals and the planet they share with us.
Charming as usual, the Google Doodle combines delightful animations with a message from the pioneering conservationist. “Every single individual matters,” she said. “Every single individual makes come impact on the planet every single day and we have a choice as to what kind of difference we are going to make.”
View the Earth Day 2018 Google Doodle here and get some neat behind-the-scenes insights from the crew that made it possible.
Image credits: Apple and Google