Photos: A trip through Dell's recycling plant

Photos: A trip through Dell's recycling plant

Summary: Dell has claimed it is the greenest IT company in the world. ZDNet Australia went on a tour of its recycling partner's plant, MRI Australia, in Blacktown, Sydney.

TOPICS: Dell, Emerging Tech

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  • "You call that a fence post? This is a fence post." Dell Australia's corporate communications manager, Paul McKeon, holds an oversized fence post made from plastics its recycling partner, MRI, collects from screen casings and other plastics used in computers.

    Credit: Liam Tung, ZDNet Australia

  • Low value circuit boards which contain a mixture of metals, including gold, can attract AU$1,000 per tonne.

    Credit: Liam Tung, ZDNet Australia

  • "If we cleaned it up, we could get more, but labour costs more than it's worth, so we'd. rather send it to circuit board recyclers," says Le Messurier.

    Credit: Liam Tung, ZDNet Australia

Topics: Dell, Emerging Tech

Liam Tung

About Liam Tung

Liam Tung is an Australian business technology journalist living a few too many Swedish miles north of Stockholm for his liking. He gained a bachelors degree in economics and arts (cultural studies) at Sydney's Macquarie University, but hacked (without Norse or malicious code for that matter) his way into a career as an enterprise tech, security and telecommunications journalist with ZDNet Australia. These days Liam is a full time freelance technology journalist who writes for several publications.

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  • The article I'm commenting on

    The photos are so dark.
  • The greenest IT company

    Nice photographs, Liam! Just so that there's no confusion, Dell doesn't claim to the 'greenest IT company in the world' but that IS what it is aiming to become. It's already made some significant steps in that direction including last year's commitment to becoming carbon neutral and the green technology design competition that opens this month ( not to mention the free PC recycling service for consumers and small businesses that was the focus of our visit to MRI.
    I started the New Year in a new role outside Dell but will always be very proud of the leadership the company has shown on sustainablity.