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Dell Ups the Standards on Product Recovery

| Friday June 3rd, 2005 | 1 Comment

dell.jpgSpeaking of e-waste, Dell computer announced yesterday that they have upped the ante on recovering and recycling disused products. The goal – 50% more product will be recycled in 2006 than in 2005, and Dell will make it easier for consumers to properly dispose of outdated equipment.
(Source – Austin Business Journal)


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  • http://www.code-green.org Bob Chandra

    Nick,

    It’s nice to see what a little pressure from environmentalists and enlightened self-interest will elicit from the computer industry. A few years ago, PC makers seemed to be in denial about their contribution to environmental pollution. Today, they are virtually competing with one another over which is recycling more tons of computer waste. EcoPledge and others were instrumental in convincing Dell to begin a comprehensive computer take-back program. HP and Office Depot collected 5000 tons of computers in six weeks. And even Apple, a top target of recycling organizations, claims it has recycled 1,500 tons of electronic equipment. Clearly there is more to be done, much more, but signs look positive.

    Nick, I think you make a good point by showing how environmentalism can be served while companies benefit economically at the same time – that can’t be stressed enough. Ultimately, we have to debunk the false choice between environmentalism and economics.

    -Bob