HP has been awarded for its efforts to make its notebook systems more environmentally friendly. The company has been named as the winner of Wal-Mart's Home Entertainment Design Challenge for its work in producing greener notebooks. HP won the award for its Pavilion DV6929 model, a consumer notebook geared towards multimedia and entertainment applications.
The company is currently offering the model in 1,700 Wal-Mart and 598 Sam's Club stores in the US. The cornerstone of HP's project was packaging. In addition to standard energy saving features, the packaging required for the notebook was almost completely eliminated. Instead, HP shipped the notebook inside an HP Protect bag which is constructed entirely from recyclable materials. As a result, the company was able to cut packaging by 97 per$ cent.