Dell Sets 16 Percent Recycling Targets For 2011

2011-04-21 09:01:21

Published on 2011-04-21 09:01:21

Ink cartridge producer Dell has announced that it will recycle 150 million pounds of its electronic products during 2011, rather than sending them to landfills.

This is a 16 per cent increase on its commitments from 2010 with a goal to recycle one billion pounds worth of devices by 2014.

Furthermore, Dell Reconnect in the US joined with Goodwill Industries in 2004, making it easier for people to recycle their unwanted electrical appliances including computers, printer and ink cartridges.

Mike Watson, director of Dell's Take Back programme, said: "As we strive to reach our one billion-pound target by 2014, we're focused on educating people and creating awareness on the benefits of computer recycling and how Dell makes it easy to do so."

He added that the company's recycling record was second to none.

Recently, the firm announced plans to open a research and development centre at Silicon Valley.

The new facility will help support the expansion of Dell's networking design, storage development and cloud computing services.

Posted by Jamie Foster

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