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Old 08-17-2012, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Back in our day, we used to listen to music on shiny plastic discs with lasers, not any of your new-fangled Zunes and what not. That was back when bands had sensible names, like the Dave Clark Five. These days, however, CDs and DVDs are remnants of a simpler time, a time before these kids were playing their Lady Gagas on their Rio Carbons. Fujitsu will be putting those outdated media formats to work again, with a recycling program that uses the material to build shiny new notebooks, starting with the Lifebook P772/E enterprise laptop, with more models to follow. According to the company, the new program is set to reduce the use of new plastic by 10 tons a year and slice C02 emissions by around 15 percent. More information on the program can be found after the break. Now please get off our lawn.

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good job Fujitsu.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Seems that this is what the recycled material becomes. Pretty impressive in my opinion.
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Sounds like a great idea!
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Good to know something is being re-used, hopefully they will be able to recycle touch screens soon.
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Innovative, this would be the first time such an initiative is taken.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The first time I heard about it is through a recycling company called Electronics Recycling Services CD Recycling Services DVD Electronics Video Tape (I don't know what link policies are for this forum, but I am not selling anything nor do I work for them; I am just merely pointing a related fact out).

Companies like GreenDisk will probably sell the recycled materials to companies such as these to make it possible for them to make notebooks out of recycled CDs and DVDs. Since traditional residential recycling isn't able to accept these, greendisk will accept cell phones, CDs, DVDs, computers, printers and even jewel cases.

I'm sure there are others out there, but as a computer hobby-business helping my community I want to get in on this bandwagon although it costs a tidy sum.
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