Apple introduces a robotic system that helps recover and recycle iPhone parts

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, took the stage at today’s “Let Us Loop You In” event, to introduce Liam, a robotic system build by engineers in California, that that deconstructs used iPhones to help recover and recycle parts.

In addition to Liam, Jackson also noted that: 

  • Apple’s goal is to become 100% renewable in 100% of its operations, worldwide.
  • Currently 93% of the company’s global operations run on renewable energy.
  • One hundred of Apple’s operations in the U.S. and its offices and stores in China operate on renewable energy.
  • One hundred percent of the company’s data centers are powered by the sun, wind, or water.
  • Apple is permanently preserving up to 36,000 acres of forests.
  • Ninety-nine percent of Apple’s packaging is recycled or comes from sustainably managed forests