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Dell to Ship Products in Mushroom-Based Packaging

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Dell has very big plans for cutting down on canada pharmacy cialis packaging waste, aiming to cut packaging by 20 million pounds and best price viagra with prescription to make 75 percent of its packaging recyclable, while upping the use recycled or renewable materials by 40 percent.  As part of that initiative, Dell has announced that it will be the first technology company to use mushroom cushioning instead of foam when shipping their products.

Ecovative Design's mushroom-based packaging is discount viagra uk created by mixing waste cotton seed or wood fiber with mushroom roots, which digest the waste and then form a shape in a mold.  The sugars in the waste basically fuel the formation of the click here mexico viagra cushioning and it all happens in about five to ten days.

Dell has tested the mushroom packaging in a lab to viagra generic online make sure that its products would be protected during shipping the same as they would with traditional foam packaging and the mushroom cushioning easily passed the test.  The company will start using the packaging with its PowerEdge R710 server four-packs.

Dell has already been using bamboo cushioning for lighter items like laptops, tablets and smart phones, but the company sees mushroom packaging being the http://www.fashionunited.info/cialis-online-shop-uk cushioning of choice for larger items like servers and desktop computers.

Once the product arrives at customers' doors, the mushroom packaging is compostable, while the bamboo packaging can be recycled or composted.

via Greenbiz

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written by I_so_bel, April 07, 2011
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About time Dell turns a little green, I have been a fan of viagra online pharmacy their products since I learned how to use computers. But, gotta say, It hurts to receive an item that you really want but with a lot of styrofoams surrounding it.
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written by Whitney Brothers, April 08, 2011
This is good news especially since they now have a PR nightmare of explaining to thousands of Australians why their personal information were hacked. It's being called as the biggest data theft in the history of the US.

All I'm saying is the company could use some great news. Hopefully, this will catch on and other companies follow suit. Styro is bad in packaging. Oh, and it's a pain to take out of the box if you have sensitive ears.
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Reevaluate
written by RwFlynn, April 08, 2011
I really don't like Dell stuff too much, but I may have to reevaluate my position here. Thanks, Ecogeek!
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written by Naveen Agrawal, April 08, 2011
smilies/smiley.gifTruly Green Idea!! Thumbs Up!!
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Finally a way to wow it's great viagra from india get rid of mushrooms
written by Junipur, April 09, 2011
I'm happy that they are doing something useful with them. Just keep those mushrooms off my pizza.
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Great Idea
written by Carrie, April 11, 2011
smilies/smiley.gif Another 2 thumbs up. My next computer will be packed in mushrooms. Hopefully they will also sell them as packing peanuts.
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Mushroom roots???
written by Markus Thormann, April 11, 2011
I wish these big companies would spend $20 and have their PR material reviewed prior to releasing stupid information. There are no such things as "mushroom roots". Any biology student knows that!
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written by Environment911, April 11, 2011
Good on Dell for having swapped to this. Being a mass shipper, this will have a great positive effect. Didn't even know this form of buy levitra without a prescription packaging had existed before, wonderful way of helping the environment! Thanks for bringing it up!
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written by Norm 774, April 12, 2011
Would it be safe to say these are some 'fungi's" at Dell? Also the computers are "moldy" right out of the boxes!

Oh well I tried. Seriously, I believe it's a great idea. Biein compostable will relieve stress on landfills and canada propecia prescription other waste disposal facilities. About time some one used his or her brain for good.
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Mushroom 'roots'
written by John Cossham, April 12, 2011
Not many people know the pfizer online viagra word 'mycelium' and the average person sees a mushroom as a plant-type thing with roots in soil or a log.

Now, of course, fungi are not plants, and the main bit of the organism is the thread-like hyphae, or mycelium, growing through the substrate. Then, at certain times of year or at some pre-determined time in the life cycle, the hyphae come together and grow into a fruiting body, which is equivalent to the flower on a plant. This is the mushroom or conk or toadstool or mould that we see, and it's sole purpose is to shed spores (like seeds) to allow new fungus organisms to grow where the spore lands.

This packaging material is online levitra a firm, dry and spongy matrix of a plant-based substrate held together with the mycelium. Fruiting bodies are not allowed to levitra buying grow; the process is stopped when the item has the mycelium fully grown through it and it's ready to use as packaging. I like this technology. I wonder if it'll catch on? I hope so. I't certainly better than the africa-info.org oil-based use-only-once styrofoam plastic moulded packaging we're all familiar with, which mostly ends up in landfill...

John 'Compost' Cossham, York, UK
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written by Lee, April 13, 2011
Now if only we had the choice of growing on or not! That would be seriously green!
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Ways to cut down on packaging
written by Stephen Miller, February 01, 2012
This is an interesting approach to the problem of excess packaging, part of a multi-pronged approach. In our own case we offer packaging reductions of only today mail order levitra up to 75% by using the 'stretch wrapping' method - pallet wrapping machines that stretch the plastic film as they wrap the pallet. Between our approach, Dell's and sundry others (eg., in factory recycling) there will be huge reductions in packaging waste over the coming decade.
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written by العاب فلاش, August 04, 2012
This is good news especially since they now have a PR nightmare of explaining to thousands of Australians why their personal information were hacked. It's being called as the biggest data theft in the history of the US.

All I'm saying is the company could use some great news. Hopefully, this will catch on and other companies follow suit. Styro is bad in packaging. Oh, and it's a pain to take out of the box if you have sensitive ears.
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Please recycle the packaging
written by Tayvin, October 01, 2012
The only issue is that will be actually make the effort to recycle that packaging. I work and product photography and hardly anyone recycles the packaging we use. It drives me crazy!

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