In a move to green up its products, Dell has begun releasing its Dell Mini 10 netbook with renewable bamboo packaging instead of the standard plastic and cardboard of days gone by. It’s supposed to be a win-win situation, where Dell saves money and offers consumers a way to feel good about themselves in return.
The outer box is made from 25% recycled materials and bamboo will replace the paper, foam, and cardboard used in older packaging. The Inspiron Mini 10 and Mini 10v will be the first netbooks to get the setup, but Dell hopes to expand the number of products using greener packaging in the near future.
Bamboo stalks, as it were, can grow two feet a day in the proper conditions. Their speedy growth and strength makes them useful and and a great green alternative to traditional paper products. Just so you know.