Dell turns green for the future

Michael Dell, chairman of Dell Inc., issued a challenge this week to the entire PC industry to adopt free recycling programs for customers as he announced that his company would offer to plant a tree for every PC sold.

“Today, I challenge every PC maker to join us in providing free recycling for every customer in every country you do business, all the time — no exceptions,” Dell said. “It’s the right thing to do for our customers. It’s the right thing to do for our earth.”

The company has received high “green” marks from some environmental groups, including Greenpeace.

In 2004, Dell began offering free recycling of any brand of computer or printer if consumers bought a new Dell system.

The policy was revised in June so that consumers can recycle all Dell-branded printers, personal computers or other electronics gear for free, no purchase of new Dell gear required.

Dell also announced a new “Plant a Tree for Me” program, in which customers can choose to have $2 of a laptop purchase, or $6 of a desktop purchase, go toward funds to plant trees around the world. The trees will be placed in areas where they won’t be felled, such as state parks and wildlife areas, said Larry Selzer, president of The Conservation Fund, which is one of two environmental groups involved in the planting effort.

If you would like to recycle your old Dell PC, contact Dell on the following FREECall number- 1800 465 890.

Source: Yahoo! News

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