December 2005

Dell exceeds recycling goals

Round Rock, TX— In the past 12 months, Dell exceeded its recycled paper content goal and collected more than 175 tons of unwanted computers at recycling events around the world. In the first six months of 2005, Dell also accelerated efforts to recycle, reuse or resell non-hazardous wastes from manufacturing and other operations.

One year into the program, Dell has exceeded its initial target by achieving 90 percent recycled paper content in the company’s small and medium business catalog, using Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper sources for the majority of the catalog. In addition, Dell has increased its usage of post-consumer recycled content for catalog inserts to almost 15 percent and achieved about 30 percent post-consumer recycled content for office paper used companywide.

Dell conducted community computer recycling events earlier this year in Bracknell, United Kingdom, Munich, Germany, Sydney, Australia, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee, and Oklahoma City. Dell employees volunteered at these events and helped collect more than 175 tons of unwanted computers, keeping the equipment from going to landfills.

In the first half of 2005, Dell recycled, reused or resold more than 45,000 tons of cardboard, plastics, pallets, paper and related materials generated in its manufacturing and other operations. The volume of recycled, reused or resold material represents more than 90 percent of the total nonhazardous waste generated at Dell facilities in the first half of the year, exceeding the 85 percent recycle/reuse rate achieved last year.

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