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- Oct 25, 2019

Apple's iPhone Recycling Robot Can Take Apart 200 iPhones an Hour

Pollyanna Sidell - Associated Environmental Systems

iphone-recycle-robot -1Apple’s sprawling materials recovery lab in Austin, a custom room-size robot with five separate arms has pulled apart hundreds of thousands of iPhones over the last year, making it possible to access the valuable materials inside for recycling. Nearby, the lab is filled with standard equipment that already exists in electronic recycling facilities around the world, so academics and Apple engineers can study ways to improve traditional recycling.

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