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June 20, 2013
The Round Rock, Texas-based computer products company said it also plans to make a new wheat straw material that turns agricultural waste into boxes, the company said in a news release.
Dell said it will achieve waste-free packaging by ensuring that all Dell packaging is sourced from sustainable materials, and that all its packaging is recyclable or compostable at its end of life.
Dell said currently more than half of its packaging meets both of those criteria.
The company said it will begin making a new sustainable material, wheat straw, for many of its cardboard boxes for notebooks originating in China. Dell plans to start with 15 percent by weight content in the boxes.
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Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.
Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.
Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.
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