Dell has announced the collection of over 150 million pounds of unwanted products during the fiscal year 2011, this coming after less than a week after the industry of consumer electronics insisted they would work harder to collect, recycle and reuse end of use products.
The unwanted technological products include printers, scanners, monitors, computers, and accessories. This amount was 16% higher than what they took in the year before and the company announced they were 66% of the way to reaching their collection goal of 1 billion in electronic waste before 2014. The total amount that was from the Americas market was over 95 million pounds.
In comparison to put the Dell figures in perspective, Hewlett Packard has collected, since 1987, 2 billion pounds of supplies and electronics with close to 1.7 billion having been recycled over 450 million pounds reused. The increase in Dell’s rate of collection was encouraging.