Fujitsu has developed a new recycling system to make new front panels for notebook computers from discarded CDs and DVDs (Photo: Paul Ridden/Gizmag.com)
The first notebook to benefit from the new development is the 12.1-inch LIFEBOOK P772/E business notebook (Photo courtesy of Fujitsu Limited)
Diagram showing the new recycling process (Photo courtesy of Fujitsu Limited)
A recycled plastic front panel ready for installation into a new LIFEBOOK P772/E business notebook (Photo courtesy of Fujitsu Limited)
Although optical drives in consumer notebooks are becoming less common nowadays and we are storing more and more of our digital information on hard drives instead of optical discs, CD/DVD players are still a mainstay of desktop computers and business laptops and new systems often come bundled with discs containing all sorts of never-to-be-used software. With the help of its Laboratories Division, Fujitsu has developed a new recycling system to make new front panels for notebook computers from all the discarded CDs and DVDs collected, sorted and recycled by its five recycling centers across Japan.
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