Dell Announces “Bamboo Based” Green Packaging For Dell Mini 10 Netbooks

Dell is now making a larger move towards “Greening” their products with the release of new Dell Mini 10 Netbook packaging made from renewable bamboo packaging. The company says the packaging will save them money and provide a “green” solution for various other product packaging in the future.

The bamboo packaging according to SlashGear is replacing “paper, foam and corrugated packaging” with the Inspiron Mini 10 and Mini 10V Netbooks being the first products to take advantage of the companies green program. The companies “outer box” is also semi-green, being made from 25% recycled materials.

Bamboo is seen as a cost saving measure as it is easy to grow and can add up to 24 inches to its stalk in a one day period. Bamboo is also extremely strong and better on the environment than standard materials as it grows like a weed and is therefore easy to harvest and maintain without removing a large footprint from the plants natural habitat.