Dell Reduces Packaging by 18.2 Million Pounds

The Round Rock, Texas-based computer manufacturer Dell says it has reduced the amount of packaging material it uses by 18.2 million pounds since 2008. The announcement was contained in Dell’s 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report.

Dell also says its packaging now contains 32 percent recycled content. The company has goal of its packaging containing 35 percent recycled content by 2010, which would represent a 40 percent increase from 2008.

“Establishing these packaging goals has transformed my team from great packaging engineers to inspired environmental champions,” said Oliver Campbell, Dell’s senior manager of global packaging, in a press release. “The progress we’ve made has kept a lot of materials out of landfills, made responsible packaging disposal easier for customers and is making Dell a more environmentally responsible company.”