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Dell Recycles 100M+ Pounds Of E-Waste, First With 80 Plus Silver Certification

ewaste.jpgDell reported recovery of 102 million pounds of IT equipment from customers during 2007, a 20 percent increase over 2006, its largest single-year product recycling volume.

Dell also announced that it is first major computer manufacturer to offer desktop customers Silver 80 Plus-certified power supplies. 80 PLUS Silver supplies are up to eight percent more efficient than what’s required to meet Energy Star 4.0 compliance and meet the July 2009 qualifications of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative.

Dell said that since 2005, the company’s client desktop systems have helped customers save more than $2.5 billion and avoid approximately 24 million tons of CO2.

Other Dell environmental initiatives include the Energy Smart VostroTM 410 desktop computer the company says saves customers up to 47 percent in annual energy costs, an efficiency target for its server line, and a directive to use envelopes and smaller boxes for small items sent by third party shippers.

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