Blogger Christian Flickinger recently brought to our attention a blog post about excess packaging. Many customers share their ideas on how we can enhance the environmental-friendliness of existing packaging while reducing it whenever possible, and we appreciate their interest and insights. That kind of feedback fuels our drive for continuous improvement.
Shipments can originate from multiple sources, such as Dell factories, software & peripheral partners or value-added resellers, so we're working to implement a single, comprehensive approach that includes:
We hope to have this fully implemented in the U.S. by May, and globally shortly thereafter. Beyond that, we're looking to do more.
We continue to explore:
In FY2006, we saved more than 24,000 tons of packaging material through reduction and elimination of corrugated, plastic foam and wood materials. Our Multipack program for server customers (announced last year) can eliminate up to half of the packaging materials and waste resulting during a typical installation.
We're committed to becoming the "greenest" technology company on the planet and packaging is an important part of this. We welcome your thoughts and ideas on how we can work together toward going forward.
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Thank you so much!! this is absolutely wonderful to hear!! Mother Earth needs to be taken care of like she has taken care of us.
i think what you are doing is beautiful and should be awarded.
This is very encouraging. When companies listen to the little voices, and make strides to make a difference based on those voices, they are making an impact.
Thank you :)
How is this coming along, Dell? I see no real progress so far. It is still almost impossible to buy a Dell machine without keyboard, mouse, bundled software, extra packaging and other 'free' stuff.
This is the second comment I've left. The first was ignored.
Sorry about the delay in responding to you. Back in December 2008, we really started making improvements in our global packaging. Take a look at this post and video: http://bit.ly/NA9EA