IBM GOES GREEN
WITH RECYCLED PCS
IBM has just announced the world's first personal computer to be made from 100% recycled resin for all major plastic parts, the IBM IntelliStation* E Pro. The IBM IntelliStation E Pro is one of several new Windows NT**-based workstations and commercial PCs IBM introduced today, featuring Intel's new Pentium*** III microprocessor. Also included are the IBM PC 300GL, the IBM PC 300PL and the IBM IntelliStation M Pro.
IBM's integration of recycled plastics in new system production is unmatched in the computer industry and demonstrates IBM's technological leadership in introducing products that satisfy both the customer's requirements for features and price, and are environmentally conscious. For example, the new IntelliStation E Pro CPU, which contains three and a half pounds of plastic, was converted from a prime resin to 100% recycled plastic at no extra cost. In fact, one of the eight recycled parts of the system unit is now 20% less expensive to manufacture.
According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study, approximately 10% of the weight content of municipal landfills is plastic waste, which equates to millions of pounds of plastic being added to the environment each year. Around the world, IBM Worldwide Materials Recovery Centers process millions of pounds of plastic waste. Last year, the Society Of Plastics Engineers awarded IBM its prestigious "Recycler of the Year Award," in recognition of IBM's pioneering achievements in advancing environmental design and plastics recycling. The IBM IntelliStation E Pro is the breakthrough product that will allow IBM's engineers to examine the potential of commercially available recycled resins for more IBM product lines.
"IBM's award-winning desktop PCs, including the IntelliStation E Pro, are incorporating technologies that are miles ahead of our competitors," said Anne Gardner, general manager, IBM Commercial Desktops. "Our customers have seen IBM lead the way in manageability, reliability and performance, and the products we're announcing today are strong examples of IBM's continued technological leadership."
Written by: IBM
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