Dell Recycles 900 Thousand Tons of Electronic Scrap
Dell completed its challenge to recycle 900 thousand tons of electronic scrap about 2 years earlier than expected. As part of Dell’s “Good Plan Legacy for 2020,” the Texas Company managed to avoid landfills and reuse much of its waste.
Admittedly, the name of the plan sounds like a political slogan, but nothing is further from reality. This is the name chosen for your campaign to reduce the impact of the multi-billion dollar company on our Earth. This is centered on the 10 × 20 objective. By 2020 the company expects that all the “good” that comes from its products and services is 10 times more than what is required to create and use it.
Dell hopes to achieve this goal in 5 ways: from sustainability of the supply chain and environmental objectives to community support, inclusion, hiring and improvements in the work environment.
Kefetew Salassie, VP of Customer engineering told Global IT News that the company has used recycled components in all aspects of its business, including furniture, servers, monitors and notebooks. In addition, they are the first company to recycle gold from motherboards.
One of the company’s many recycling initiatives includes the partnership with the Indian company Chakr Innovation to recycle diesel engine emissions and convert them, using something akin to alchemy, into printing ink. The company has already produced 150,000 boxes printed with recycled ink.
These are some of the environmental objectives that Dell proposed in its plan:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our facilities and logistics operations by 50%.
- Ensure that 90% of waste generated in buildings operated by Dell does not end up in landfills.
- Achieve that 100% of product packaging comes from sustainable materials.
- Ensure that 100% of Dell’s packaging is recyclable or compostable.
- Gradual elimination of sensitive materials for the environment as long as viable alternatives exist.
From here we fully support that there are companies that perform this type of action. We hope that more will be added, since our world every day gives us more signs of the evil we do to it.