Dell has been leading the electronics industry in sustainability, and is becoming well known for environmentally responsible packaging. They are committed to staying on the cutting edge of innovation, and decided to give our revolutionary mushroom materials a try.
Mushroom® Packaging parts were designed to replace fabricated EPE parts that provide cushioning and bracing in a package of four servers. These packages tip the scales at over 200 lbs, and these sensitive servers require the utmost protection. Ecovative’s packaging design team worked with Dell’s packaging engineers to create geometries that would protect the hard drives from experiencing damaging G loads in the event of a drop.
Dell is committed to doing everything they can to make sure their customers know about the best end of life practices for disposing of Mushroom® Packaging. They even installed a composter at their Austin campus so they could compost the Restore parts they tested!
We’re hoping this successful project will lead to many more opportunities. Maybe your next computer or tablet will come packaged in Mushroom!