Dell gets thumbs-up for bamboo packaging

Looks like the days of styrofoam in computer boxes are numbered

Tech giant Dell, which has been using bamboo packaging for some of its netbooks since November 2009, has received a certification for that packaging from the American Society of Testing and Materials. The reason this is important is because the certification verifies that the materials are biodegradable and compostable, which means that they can be disposed of rather easily.

Dell plans to extend its use of sustainable and renewable packaging significantly by 2012. An update on its strategy can be found over on my Business Brains blog (part of the SmartPlanet blog network).