Tech giant Dell has announced plans to use recycled ocean waste to make packaging for its laptops. They’re testing a new way to turn litter from Haiti’s beaches into trays for packaging and so far things have been “relatively successful.”
Plastic covers about 40% of the world’s ocean surfaces and eight million tons ends up there each year, so Dell is trying to solve the problem. They’ve even committed to 100% sustainable packaging by 2020.
Ocean plastic isn’t easy to harvest, all that exposure to sun and saltwater breaks it down. But Dell is now using packaging that’s made from 25% ocean plastic for their CPS 13 2-in-1 laptop. And to make sure it doesn’t end up back in the ocean, it’s stamped with the number 2 recycling symbol, which is picked up by most curbside recycling programs.
Source: Adapt Network