05 Apr '11, 6pm

Dell to Ship Servers in Mushroom Based Packaging | Business | GreenBiz.com

Dell to Ship Servers in Mushroom Based Packaging | Business | GreenBiz.com

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA — Dell will branch out into new packaging materials when it starts shipping servers protected by mushroom cushions instead of foam. At the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference and the Direct2Dell blog , Dell said it will be the first technology company to test out mushroom-based packaging made by Ecovative Design . "We've tested the mushroom cushioning extensively in the lab to ensure it meets our same high standards to safely protect our products during shipment - and it passed like a champ," Oliver Campbell, Dell's senior packaging manager, wrote in a blog post. Ecovative makes the packaging by taking waste like cotton seed or wood fiber, and adding mushroom roots, which digest the waste and take its shape in a mold. "All the energy needed to form the cushion is supplied by the carbohydrates and sugars in the ag waste," Campbell wrote. The packaging for ...

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