Dells Gets It Right With Bamboo Packaging
These days, it seems like everything can be made from bamboo. From fencing and statues, to bikes and computer accessories, to clothes and shoes, just about anything can be made using mature bamboo stalks, bamboo fiber or bamboo leaves. Recently, Dell Incorporated has increased the already lengthy list of bamboo uses with its creation of bamboo packaging.
Dell now uses entirely sustainable packaging for its Inspirion computer models and its Streak tablet. Each product is packed in an outer box that is 25% post-consumer recycled paper while the product is cradled in an entirely compostable, bamboo-fiber constructed casing. These two Dell product lines are the only two currently utilizing custom-crafted, environmentally-sound handling protection. However, Dell hopes to expand the use of its bamboo packaging as well as initiate an industry-wide packaging trend.
While bamboo is the basis of enumerable environmentally responsible products, it also decomposes into a completely reusable fertilizer. This bamboo packaging can be effortlessly composted at home simply by throwing it into an existing compost pile. The cases will decompose with the rest of your organic home waste while all you have to do is wait for the bottom of the pile to turn into a valuable (and free!) soil rejuvenator.
Whether or not you chose to compost at home or buy Dell products as an environmentally responsible gesture, bamboo maintains its place at the helm of a green society. With expanding technological capabilities, it’s only a matter of time before bamboo and its derivatives can influence every corner of our lives.