Dell sees green in EPA computer, recycling pact

Dell reported this week that it has won a contract to supply PCs to the Environmental Protection Agency over the next three years, as well as help the regulatory body recycle its aging hardware.

The EPA said it plans to lease as many as 100,000 new machines from Dell over the course of the deal, which was announced at the Federal Office Systems Expo in Washington on Wednesday. Terms of the contract were not released. The U.S. government's environmental protection organization indicated that it is moving to the lease model as part of an initiative to lower overhead related to information technology.

Another significant element of the relationship is Dell's new role as the primary provider of hardware recycling services to the EPA. Gaining the business of the environmental agency is a surefire sign that the Round Rock, Texas-based systems vendor has won over some experts with its plans for keeping dangerous elements found in PCs and other devices out of the country's landfills.

News source: C|Net News.com

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