The tech co is not only investing in its robotic phone recycling program to help more consumers curb electronic waste, but is also launching a Material Recovery lab in Austin to further its sustainability research

Apple is expanding its recycling programs with more locations and extended research efforts. The majority of these expansions will be centered around Apple's recycling robot, Daisy, which is designed to take apart used iPhones and properly recycle all pieces of the old phone.

This recycling process is to preempt consumers from simply throwing their old iPhones out or letting them collect dust. Daisy can now disassemble 200 iPhones per hour, and with these expansions from Apple, these recycling plants will have four times the number of U.S. locations than before.

The second half of these sustainability expansions is focused on research, specifically the Material Recovery Lab in Austin, Texas. This new research lab will marry the talents of Apple engineers and researchers to focus on finding environmentally friendly ways to recycle electric waste, as well as address other challenges in the recycling business.

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Apple is expanding its recycling programs with more locations and extended research efforts. The majority of these expansions will be centered around Apple's recycling robot, Daisy, which is designed to take apart used iPhones and properly recycle all pieces of the old phone.

This recycling process is to preempt consumers from simply throwing their old iPhones out or letting them collect dust. Daisy can now disassemble 200 iPhones per hour, and with these expansions from Apple, these recycling plants will have four times the number of U.S. locations than before.