Apple will run until April 30, and will make a donation to charitable conservation for every device received by Apple Stores and Apple.com under the Apple GiveBack program To give internationally. Customers handing out their devices will continue to receive a store purchase voucher or a gift card for the Apple Store so they can later be used to participate in the program.
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"We are thrilled to have Apple's support for the important work Conservation International has done to protect nature for people everywhere," Dr. M. Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation International. According to the CEO, the environmental organization "is proud to give Apple a good reason to join our movement with consumers."
"Apple's efforts to use recycled materials in its products are the future of sustainable production," adds Sanjayan. "Apple shows the world how it's done."
"At Apple, we're constantly working on smart solutions to tackle climate change and conserve the planet's precious resources," said Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of environmental, policy and social initiatives. "In recognition of Earth Day, we're making it as easy as possible for our customers to use Apple Give Give Back to recycle equipment and do something good for the planet."
The latest version of Apple recycling robot, Daisy is a machine that is being used to disassemble an iPhone, from which Apple claims it's the most efficient way to get more to recover from the valuable materials used in each device. Daisy is able to disassemble nine iPhone versions and sort the components for recycling, reaching speeds of up to 200 iPhones per hour.
Apple used technology that it developed based on the invention of its first disassembly robot Liam, which the company debuted in 2016. Continuing the recycling theme, Daisy uses some of the parts used in Liam, among other changes, to design the robot.
Daisy and his predecessor Liam were created to enable Apple to recover materials within an iPhone that traditional recyclers can not, as well as to achieve higher quality material acquired from each device.
To raise awareness of Earth Day, Apple Watch users will today receive notification of a special Earth Day Challenge in which they will have to spend at least 30 days on Sunday April 22nd. Those who complete the task receive a special achievement and unique stickers in iMessage.
Starting tomorrow, Apple Store locations around the world will also honor Earth Day by adding window stickers and logos with green leaves.