Biodegradable Packing material

April 19, 2007

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Status: Partially Implemented

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When I received my 32" lcd screen it had an extremely large amount of Styrofoam. Dell is working to be environmentally friendly, maybe they should consider a better packing material at least one that will biodegrade.


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Status Update:  Dell's latest strategy on better packaging for the environment can be found here and here.


 

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  • Dec 21, 2010     Comment Link

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    I just read about this product called "EcoCradle"(read about it here) - and I think it may be a solution for Dell.

    I will say that I'm really happy with my laptop I bought from Dell, but getting all that styrofoam was such a pain! Can't be recycled and filled up the garbage. I'll be buying a new laptop in a few months and I would love it to come with biodegradable packaging.
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  • Jan 3, 2009     Comment Link

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    I couldn't believe when I unpacked my printer that a company as progressive as Dell was using so much wasteful styrofoam. So many vendors and suppliers are using greener packaging  materials, it is truly odd to still be getting packages stuffed with unreyclable styrofoam. C'mon Dell, get with the program. You guys should be setting the example and taking the lead on green packaging, not trailing behind!
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  • Jul 8, 2008     Comment Link

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    You should check out a company in Nashville called Puffy Stuff for green packaging. They make biodegradable packing peanuts that are cheaper than styrofoam. They work great for electronics too as they're static free and protect well. They can double as a snack for your customers too! You could also look into recycled boxes as there is many choices for that.
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  • Apr 23, 2008     Comment Link

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    ewagnerjr, Great idea. I will pass this on to the folks who handle packaging. Stay tuned to Direct2Dell for updates on the packaging front. We have done quite a bit to green our packaging, but there is still plenty to be done. We rely on ideas like yours to let us know what we should do next. thank you, Todd Dwyer Dell Community Liaison - Environment
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  • Mar 14, 2008     Comment Link

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    Oh, well! No problem!
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  • Mar 14, 2008     Comment Link

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    yes, but don't worry about it... :)
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  • Mar 14, 2008     Comment Link

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    Good.! @phubert: done? ...? Did i miss something?
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  • Mar 14, 2008     Comment Link

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    sorry for the duplicate... I saw the other one and didn't think this one had posted. I will request a merge. Thanks!
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  • Mar 14, 2008     Comment Link

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    done
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  • Mar 14, 2008     Comment Link

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    it`s a good idea.

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