Building a #LegacyofGood by Creating Recyclable Products, Not Throwing Shoes

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By now, you have likely heard about the ‘shoe incident’ involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Vegas conference speaking to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) yesterday. Dell participated in this event, and while the incident is disturbing, we are happy to see it is drawing attention to the efforts of ISRI.  The ISRI is a Washington, DC-based trade association representing more than 1,600 for-profit companies- ranging from small, family-owned businesses to large, multi-national corporations- who promotes the importance of responsible recycling particularly in the area of technology recycling and management.

Technology recycling is a priority for Dell and a key aspect of our Legacy of Good Plan to ensure our IT solutions help customers and communities make lasting contributions to the planet and society.  Last week, we shared a story of how we’re turning e-waste into a resource in Kenya and creating green jobs. Yesterday, we proudly accepted ISRI’s 2014 Design for Recycling Award for our Latitude 10 and XPS 10 tablets. These products are over 95% recyclable, easy to disassemble into key components and are built with materials that are readily recyclable to conserve natural resources.  The ISRI Design for Recycling Award reminds product designers that their actions matter and they have a huge influence on product sustainability. 


We are honored to have received this award. It validates the efforts of our team as we find new, better ways to do responsible business.

To stay connected to Dell’s #LegacyofGood efforts, follow us on Twitter at @Dell4Good.

About the Author: Carly Tatum

Carly Tatum is the Senior Director of ESG Impact and Engagement at Dell Technologies. Her team is responsible for taking action on Dell’s ESG priorities, applying the company’s full capabilities for the greatest impact for society. As part of that she oversees Dell’s philanthropic efforts, leads Dell’s ESG signature programs, strategic partnerships, community engagement and employee engagement. Prior to this role, she spent three years leading Public Affairs and Corporate PR and six years leading Social Impact Communications and Corporate Influencer Relations for the company. She has led a purpose-driven career with highlights including launching the company’s corporate activism strategy, shaping the company’s ESG 2030 goals, and building advocacy and engagement campaigns like the Circular Gold jewelry collection and NextWave plastic consortium to both build Dell’s reputation as an ethical company and community leader and drive real action in support of the planet.
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