XO laptops delivered; what about the boxes?

05.2.2008 by AndrĂ© Natta · → 6 Comments

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The first major delivery of XO laptop computers were made to students at Glen Iris Elementary School earlier this week. Approximately 700 computers were distributed. We all know how environmentally friendly the laptops are but what about the packaging?

XO laptop boxes recycled

AEC Program Coordinator Jenny Dorgan gets assistance from a student at Glen Iris Elementary School while preparing the boxes that delivered approximately 700 laptops for recycling. Photo courtesy of the Alabama Environmental Council.

Well, the Alabama Environmental Council let us know that they recycled 100% of the packaging from the first disbursement of the laptops (including all of these boxes that you’re seeing).

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jenny
jenny

We had a fantastic time recycling and visiting with the students at Glen Iris. We had some 5th grade students helping us break everything down--and they told us all about the many ways that they make earth day every day. We talked alot about how recycling saves landfill space, prevents pollution, conerves water and energy. These future leaders give us great hope! They will be helping us spread the word that Birmingham citizens can call 311 to get curbside recycling pick-up! Thanks also to the Khedive #16 Shriners for all of their help moving hundreds of boxes to be recycled! It's nice to have you in Birmingham--just like our favorite Terminal Tees say! Jenny www.AEConline.ws

jenny
jenny

We had a fantastic time recycling and visiting with the students at Glen Iris. We had some 5th grade students helping us break everything down--and they told us all about the many ways that they make earth day every day. We talked alot about how recycling saves landfill space, prevents pollution, conerves water and energy. These future leaders give us great hope! They will be helping us spread the word that Birmingham citizens can call 311 to get curbside recycling pick-up! Thanks also to the Khedive #16 Shriners for all of their help moving hundreds of boxes to be recycled! It's nice to have you in Birmingham--just like our favorite Terminal Tees say! Jenny www.AEConline.ws

Michael
Michael

The WinXP laptops are no near a done deal. They are probably still a year away (coming pre-installed). The fact that they will come with XP is still most rhetoric and rumor at this point.

Michael
Michael

The WinXP laptops are no near a done deal. They are probably still a year away (coming pre-installed). The fact that they will come with XP is still most rhetoric and rumor at this point.

Jeremy
Jeremy

I wonder if the kids are going to still get the linux based XO laptops, or if they will have the new ones that can boot to XP?

Jeremy
Jeremy

I wonder if the kids are going to still get the linux based XO laptops, or if they will have the new ones that can boot to XP?