Dell Inc. has joined with the EPA to help eliminate lead pollution by pledging to cut over 19 million pounds of lead from its manufacturing processes.
Dell’s reduction program is part of the EPA’s National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP). NPEP is a voluntary program in which private and public organizations work with EPA to reduce the use of 31 priority chemicals beyond regulatory requirements.
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To achieve it’s reduction goal, Dell will eliminate cathode ray tube computer monitors and replace them with flat screen panels, cutting 19,750,000 pounds of lead compounds.
“When it comes to the environment, Dell is committed to leading the industry and maintaining responsibility throughout a product’s entire lifecycle,” said David Lear, director of Dell Regulatory, Compliance and Environmental Affairs. “We are honored to expand our relationship with the EPA as a partner in the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities program.”