Dell to reduce packaging costs; rather than fire people

Dell announced plans to reduce its costs over the next four years by cutting out 20 million pounds of its customary computer packaging materials. Now claiming to be the only major computer maker with a "global packaging reduction target" for desktops and laptops, Dell expects to reduce packaging materials by 10% worldwide, increase "sustainable content" in cushioning and […]

Dell announced plans to reduce its costs over the next four years by cutting out 20 million pounds of its customary computer packaging materials. Now claiming to be the only major computer maker with a "global packaging reduction target" for desktops and laptops, Dell expects to reduce packaging materials by 10% worldwide, increase "sustainable content" in cushioning and corrugate packaging by 40%, and make 75% of its packaging components "curbside recyclable" by 2012.

Dell's new packing materials will include High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) "thermo-foamed cushions." HDPE is produced from recycled milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles, for example, the company said in a statement.

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