Dell used more than 10 million pounds of post-consumer recycled plastics in its products in FY 2014. For this and other environmental sustainability achievements, Keep America Beautiful has awarded the company with the 2014 Vision for America Award.
KAB says Dell’s other efforts that led to it receiving the award include:
- Dell was the first company to offer free consumer recycling of its products, and the first to use certified closed-loop recycled plastics in its PCs.
- Twenty-one Dell facilities today buy 100 percent of their energy from renewables.
- In 2013 Dell reduced GHG emissions from facilities and logistics by 8 percent.
- Dell has also reduced the energy intensity of its product portfolio by 23.2 percent over the last two years.
- Dell has partnered with Goodwill in more than 2,000 locations across the US through the Dell Reconnect program, which has collected more than 374 million pounds of computer electronics for responsible recycling since 2004. When combined with its services for businesses, Dell has recycled more than 1 billion pounds since 2008, with a goal of 2 billion pounds by 2020.
Dell’s 2020 Legacy of Good Plan, outlines 21 social and sustainability goals to reach by 2020. The goals include making the company’s product portfolio 80 percent more energy efficient, making its packaging 100 percent waste-free and using 50 million pounds of recycled-content plastics in its products.