Dell which was once touted as a leader in offering computing products is all set to include recycled carbon fiber into the manufacturing of all its future laptops. The company has tied up with SABIC- a supplier which recycles excess carbon fiber and scrap and has started producing certain Latitude and Alienware products, as the programs first launch. Dell is planning to further expand this program across its two other product portfolios in early 2016.
As a part of program to recycle carbon fiber shrinks waste and emissions, Dell is planning to include recycled carbon fiber into the manufacturing of all its future laptops. The partnership with SABIC is expected to prevent some 820,000 pounds of carbon fiber from ending up in landfills by 2016. And the recycled carbon fiber materials have an 11 percent smaller carbon footprint than simply using virgin carbon fiber.
In 2014, United Nations University estimated that global e-waste amounted to nearly 42 million tons and the total amount of global e-waste could hit 50 million tons by 2017.
Dell as a part of its “2020 Legacy of Good Plan”, established two objectives tied to cutting down on e-waste—
1.) Using 50 million pounds of recycled materials
2.) Recovering 2 billion pounds of e-waste by 2020.
Lenovo is presently ruling the computer business all over the world.
Dell wants to take that position back by offering low cost computing devices. In order to reduce the manufacturing costs, the latest move may prove helpful to it.