Apple has announced the expansion of its iPhone recycling program to include Best Buy stores in the US and KPM sites in the Netherlands, significantly increasing the number of locations in which customers can return their old devices to make sure they are properly recycled. Previously, the only place to recycle an iPhone was through Apple Stores or Apple's online site.
The company has Custom robots called Daisy who dismount recycled iPhones. Daisy can now disassemble 15 different iPhone models – out of the nine models that he could disassemble in 2018 – at the rate of 200 phones at the time. (Up to 1.2 million iPhones per Daisy robot per year.) So far, Apple has announced that it has received "close to a million devices through programs Apple "for recycling, which might be excessive at the moment, but hope that the expanded program will provide more. phones to recycle.
In addition, Apple has announced the creation of a new materials recovery lab in Austin, Texas, which will develop new recycling processes to enhance its existing recycling efforts so that Apple can ensure that it is pulling fully part of every phone. possible