11 Apr '11, 3pm

Dell Is First To Use Mushroom-Based Packaging for Computers: Computer maker Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) is the first tec...

Computer maker Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) is the first technology company to begin using mushroom-based packaging for some of its shipments. Making packaging materials from mushrooms and common agricultural waste products such as cotton, rice, and wheat chaff is an initiative sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the US EPA, and the USDA, among others. The sustainable materials replace styrofoam and polyethylene commonly used as cushioning, and they can be composted. "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," Dell said in a blog post. Initial pilot shipments will be for Dell's PowerEdge R710 server in the Multipack packaging configuration. Four systems fit in one box, which dramatically reduce packaging material. The mushroom cushioning...

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