The Green Electronics Council has named computer giant Dell Inc. as the winner of the inaugural 2015 Catalyst Award for its commitment to using 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic for some new products.
Dell was presented the 2015 Catalyst Award during the Emerging Green Conference, held in Portland, Ore., Sept. 22-24.
The company's OptiPlex 3030 All-in-One, introduced in 2014, was the first of a growing list of Dell products to contain certified closed-loop, recycled-content plastic.
Between January 2014 and August 2015, Dell used more than 10 million pounds of post-consumer recycled plastics in its products. Cumulatively, the company has used 4.2 million pounds of closed-loop recycled-content plastic across 34 products globally through its closed-loop supply chain.
Green Electronics Council chairman of the board Kent Snyder said: “The Catalyst Awards recognize practical projects whose impact can inspire further innovation in the electronics space.
“Dell has long been an environmental leader, and their progress to advance the circular economy in electronics is impressive. We're pleased to recognize Dell with the first Catalyst Award.”