We all know what a car crash means. Either you ever, or we've seen it on TV. Older cars are put together for recycling. Through them, iron and other materials are also available to make new materials.
In the same sense, Apple has Daisy. And it's not exactly Princess Daisy's Nintendo's Mario friend, but a high-tech robot capable of picking up around 200 iPhones that were used at the time to be able to unpack and reuse.
In 2018 Apple introduced its Daisy robot.
Now, in a new interview published on Reuters, Apple's vice president of environmental, political and social services, Lisa Jackson, explains how the company works to modernize its used equipment.
Daisy robots distribute 200 used iPhones every hour
He says in this interviu that he is Daisy specialized in cracking outdated iPhones. It uses a four-step process to remove the battery from a cell phone, and a jet of compressed air at 80 degrees. He then removed the screws and components, including a haptic track.
When the various parts are separated, they are sent to the recycling staff for the extraction of minerals and then refined and used as raw material. It is possible to extract 14 minerals, including Lithium.
The report concludes by saying that Apple is considering sharing Daisy's technology with other companies, including those that make electric car manufacturers, to help save the environment.
Cupertino's idea states that one day they will be able to produce 100% of their products with recycled materials without needing to continue consuming the most extracted minerals in the world. Will they get it?