Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Dell to use gold from e-waste in millions of new motherboards.

Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1
Dell has announced what it calls “an industry first pilot to use recycled gold from used electronics in new computer motherboards”. Among the millions of new motherboards it intends to ship using recycled gold in 2018 will be the ones used in the Latitude 5285 2-in-1 convertible laptop, arriving in the spring. That’s not all Dell will be doing with its recycled gold. Dell is working with actress, entrepreneur and activist Nikki Reed to produce a collection of 14- and 18-carat gold jewellery.

Talking about recycling at Dell, vice chairman Jeff Clarke said that Dell is always looking to make the supply chain more efficient and materials innovation is very important to this goal. Previously Dell recycled plastic, and carbon fibre and now uses recycled e-waste gold. “When you think about the fact that there is up to 800x more gold in a ton of motherboards than a ton of ore from the earth, you start to realise the enormous opportunity we have to put valuable materials to work,” said Clarke. Furthermore, environmental partner Wistron GreenTech operations have a 99 per cent lower environmental impact than traditionally mined gold, we are informed.






By Mark Tyson.

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