Got a tired iPod or MacBook that's unused? Why not do some good for the environment this Earth Day. Tech giant Apple has announced that for every Apple-produced device received at Apple stores and Apple.com/sg through the Apple GiveBack programme from now through April 30, a donation will be made to the non-profit Conservation International to support its efforts to preserve and protect the environment
The trade-in and recycling programme allows Apple users to drop their devices at any Apple Store or through Apple.com/sg to be recycled or traded in. Eligible devices will receive credit for future Apple purchases, in-store or online.
If you're wondering how will this donation help the Apple-designated environmental enterprise, this brief background may answer your query. Conservation International is a non-profit organisation uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the natural world which people rely on for food, consumable water and livelihood.
In addition to this significant GiveBack initiative, Apple Inc. debuts a mechanical beauty, Daisy. This disassembly robot was created to reclaim valuable materials stored inside an iPhone. Created through years of R&D, Daisy incorporates revolutionary technology based on Apple’s learnings from Liam, its first disassembly robot launched in 2016.
Here's a fun fact: 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. The utilitarian arm also 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.