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Fujitsu Recycles Old CDs and DVDs Into Notebook PCs

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Ever since CDs and DVDs first made their appearance into the tech world, they have done an excellent job of storing our files, media and software.

But now with USB flash drives, cloud technology and smarter media players, CDs and DVDs are beginning to fade away into the realm of floppy discs.

Over the years, you have probably collected dozens of those old AOL trial discs only to end up tossing them into the trash or using them as coasters.

Finally, a laptop manufacturer has decided to step it up with the "Industry's First System for Recycling CDs and DVDs into Notebook PCs".

Fujitsu's new recycling program takes the polycarbonate material used in CDs and DVDs and uses them to create components of their laptop's bodies.

According to the company, the recycled plastic has already been used to create parts of the Lifebook P722/E.

The company estimates its new recycling system can reduce the amount of plastic waste by up to 10 tons per year. In addition, the company believes its manufacturing process will reduce CO2 emissions by 15% in comparison to standard laptop manufacturing processes.

Fujitsu also hopes to expand this green tech by including other materials in the future. More info on the process can be found on Fujitsu's blog.

 

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    runswindows95 , August 20, 2012 8:34 PM
    I wonder if we could ship old CD's to them? I bet they would get a ton of those AOL CD's.
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    senkasaw , August 20, 2012 8:37 PM
    runswindows95I wonder if we could ship old CD's to them? I bet they would get a ton of those AOL CD's.


    if they give 10 cents a pop when shipped from Michigan I'm in! :) 
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    samkl , August 20, 2012 9:18 PM
    Time for AOL disk deposits in landfills to be commercially extracted like oil sands in Canada?
    Ivan
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  • 14 Hide
    runswindows95 , August 20, 2012 8:34 PM
    I wonder if we could ship old CD's to them? I bet they would get a ton of those AOL CD's.
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    senkasaw , August 20, 2012 8:35 PM
    "...and there was much rejoicing"

    -wait, I thought this kind of stuff was already being done all over the place...not sure I understand why this is news.
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    senkasaw , August 20, 2012 8:37 PM
    runswindows95I wonder if we could ship old CD's to them? I bet they would get a ton of those AOL CD's.


    if they give 10 cents a pop when shipped from Michigan I'm in! :) 
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    samkl , August 20, 2012 9:18 PM
    Time for AOL disk deposits in landfills to be commercially extracted like oil sands in Canada?
    Ivan
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    A Bad Day , August 20, 2012 11:33 PM
    samklTime for AOL disk deposits in landfills to be commercially extracted like oil sands in Canada?Ivan


    What about the Atari's cartridges that failed on the market?
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    Anonymous , August 21, 2012 12:39 AM
    Great, now do an in depth article about Fujitsu's laptop kits, will they ever be for sell in the US. How about reviewing these kits are the motherboards any good? Will I be able to put a 10 gigabit ethernet card in them? Man! I woud love a laptop with a 10 Gb ethernet card in it.
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    SteelCity1981 , August 21, 2012 4:08 AM
    i heard they don't accept AOL CD's because they are too toxic. lol
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    sonofliberty08 , August 21, 2012 4:35 AM
    will they accept porn cds ?
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    ojas , August 21, 2012 11:49 AM
    Good on Fujitsu. I hope more companies take measures like this.