Liam In 2016, we introduced Liam, a line of robots that can quickly disassemble iPhone 6—
up to 1.2 million in a year. Liam utilizes a fully autonomous, clean take-apart process to liberate and separate high-quality components for speciality material recycling.
Existing recycling techniques, such as shredding, recover a limited number of materials and often diminish their quality. For every 10,000 phones that Liam disassembles, we have the potential to recover 190 kg of aluminum, 80 kg of copper, 0.13 kg of gold, 0.04 kg of platinum group metals, 0.70 kg of silver, 5.5 kg of tin, and 2.4 kg of rare earth elements. Many of these materials would not be recoverable at high quality using traditional recycling methods. The Green Bond contributed funding to the development of Liam, which has production lines currently operating in California and the Netherlands.
アップルの「iPhone分解ロボット」、カリフォルニアとオランダで稼働中：BUSINESS INSIDER JAPAN