Dell moves ahead with sustainability initiative

May 21, 2014
Austin American Statesman

Dell Inc. is getting greener. The Round Rock-based computer maker unveiled a number of sustainability initiatives this week, including what it calls “carbon-negative” packaging and recycled plastics in its computers

It’s a part of the company’s larger green-initiative goal of using 50 million pounds of recycled-content plastic and other sustainable materials in its products by 2020

The company has partnered with biotech startup Newlight Technologies, to use packaging bags made of a material produced from air and greenhouse gases. The manufacturing process, according to Dell, sequesters more carbon than it produces, pulling carbon from the air and generating a net positive impact on the environment

In addition to green packaging, Dell Inc. said it has developed a closed-loop recycling system in partnership with Wistron GreenTech. The system turns plastics from recycled electronics back into new systems

The recycled plastic will be on display in June, when Dell Inc. launches its Dell OptiPlex 3030 All-in-One desktop

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