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Video: HP plans to eliminate unsafe materials inside its PCs

Sumi Das looks at "green" strategies the company is implementing, such as designing energy-efficient datacenters, making cities eco-friendly through IT, recycling, and eliminating unsafe materials inside its PCs.

Hewlett-Packard plans to cut its global energy use 20 percent by 2010. Correspondent Sumi Das looks at "green" strategies the company is implementing to accomplish its goal, such as designing new energy-efficient datacenters and helping make cities more eco-friendly through IT. She also talks to Bonnie Nixon, HP's director of sustainability, about the company's recycling efforts and its plan to eliminate unsafe materials inside its PCs.

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3 comments
wwilloughby
wwilloughby

If my memory serves me, there are a lot of bad things that make up the PC boards in HP's printers. Since no one in the United States recycles Printer Circuit Boards, other than grinding them up or shipping them offshore, I believe that that HP is still not as green as they might seem. That plant in Singapore that she mentions, does not address the lead in the glass of CRTs. Poor showing HP!!!

bboyd
bboyd

Because I like electronics that kill themselves in 3-7 years thus forcing it to be replaced. Just ask NASA how much fun a tin whisker causes.

Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler

Many computer manufacturers are trying to produce computers in a more eco-friendly manner than the current process. If given the choice between a "green" PC that costs more than a "traditional" PC, would you pay a premium for the green one? How much more would you pay?

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