Laptop manufacturing got a little greener with the announcement of the Fujitsu plastic recycling system. The Japanese electronics giant has launched a new initiative to turn old CDs and DVDs into new laptops. The CDs and DVDs will be crushed and melted down to form the front panels of the new 12.1-inch LIFEBOOK P772/E business notebook.
The Fujitsu plastic recycling system may sound simple, but it's actually a very complicated process. The discs are scanned for harmful chemicals and checked to see if they contain the right properties needed to become required for Fujitsu's laptops. The long process seems like it will be worth it, at least on an environmental level. Fujitsu says that its new program should cut CO2 emissions by 15 percent and plastic use by a whopping 10 tons.
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