Cleaning The Oceans

Cleaning The Oceans

6 March, 2017
A Technological First
DELL and The Lonely Whale Foundation
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Each year, at least eight million tons of plastics find their way into the ocean – which is equivalent to dumping one garbage truck of waste into the ocean every minute.

By 2025, the ocean is projected to contain one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish, and by 2050, more plastics than fish (by weight).

Dell has announced the technology industry's first ocean plastics packaging, the result of an innovative, commercial-scale pilot program.

Dell recycled plastics collected from waterways and beaches for use in the new packaging tray for its Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, building on Dell's broader sustainable supply chain strategy.

Plastic causes $US13 billion of damage to the marine environment each year according to the UN, which affects the fishing, shipping and tourism industries.

In partnership with Adrian Grenier, Social Good Advocate of Dell and the Lonely Whale Foundation, Dell has helped to increase understanding of ocean health issues, using virtual reality technology to bring people closer to the issues facing the oceans.

Adrian adds - "I am so proud to see the goal of my partnership with Dell fully realized in this program. Not only are we keeping plastics from entering our ocean, but we are also educating consumers and leading by example through developing new and innovative business systems. The health of our ocean affects the health of our families and our communities, this is one example of our collective ability to protect it."

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For more information check out these links -

Dell Green Packaging and Shipping, Dell Design for Environment, and Ocean Conservancy, Stemming the Tide.

By: Ecozine Staff
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