Just last month Apple showed off Daisy, a recycling robot that can strip apart iPhones and allow the materials to be reused. It’s highly likely that other smart device manufacturers will follow suit with similar robots in future.
The benefits of a device like Daisy are twofold. For starters, it allows customers to safely dispose of their discarded smart devices. Secondly, it reduces the resources spent on sourcing the materials for new devices, as the materials can be taken from older models and reused.