Ahead of Earth Day, Apple has debuted a new robot named Daisy that can take apart iPhones in order to recover valuable materials inside, as reported by TechCrunch and The Verge (with video).
The robot is a successor to Liam, another recycling robot made by Apple that was revealed in 2016. In fact, Daisy was created with some of Liam’s old parts, making it a recycled robot that helps recycle iPhones. Daisy is capable of taking apart nine different versions of the iPhone, and it can disassemble up to 200 iPhones an hour. It also separates parts and removes certain components as it goes.
Along with Daisy, Apple has also announced a temporary program called GiveBack, where customers can turn in devices in store or through Apple.com to be recycled. For every device received from now until April 30th, Apple will make a donation to Conservation International. (Eligible devices will still receive an in-store or gift card credit.)
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Then have a look at this video of the American Museum of Natural History about human population on Earth. I love it because it not just provides an insightful perspective on our presence on our planet over time but also creates a sense of urgency to rethink resource consumption and how we treat our environment. In closing it further encourages not to look into the future in fear. It is projected that population growth will level off and there will be enough room for everybody. However, thoughtful consumption and maximum utilisation of resources will help us to live together on our planet peacefully.
The World Circular Economy Forum 2017 from 5-7 June 2017 was a huge success. In the forefront I already made up my mind which presentations I would choose out of the different blocks. Fortunately, we don’t have to miss out on anything. On the event website of the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra you’ll find articles, interviews, and even videos of all sessions in full length. That’s amazing! Thanks for providing.
Enjoy watching! Many great insights are waiting for you.
Website of Sitra
Videos of day one
Videos of day two