Monday, May 25, 2009

DELL Takes Strong Stance Against Exporting E-waste

Dell today became the first major computer manufacturer to ban the export of non-working electronics to developing countries as part of its global policy on responsible electronics disposal. Dell’s electronics disposition policy now exceeds the requirements of the Basel Convention, which bans the export of certain electronic waste based on its material or chemical composition. By expanding its definition of electronic waste to include all non-working parts or devices, irrespective of material composition, Dell aims to help prevent the unauthorized dumping of electronic waste in developing countries by requiring that equipment be tested and certified as “working” prior to export. These additions to the company’s disposition policy reflect Dell’s long-standing commitment to responsibly manage sensitive electronic waste through final disposition.


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