Computer chain to launch 'green' PCIt will include recycled and recyclable materials

19 February 2007

 

The keys of a computer keyboard

A high street computer chain is aiming to build the world's most eco-friendly PC.

The energy efficient machine will be made from recycled and recyclable materials where possible.

PC World will buy ‘carbon offsets’ to neutralise the impact of carbon emissions generated during the manufacturing process.

This will mean the retailer paying a fee towards tree planting and other conservation projects.

Carbon neutral

The new ‘carbon neutral’ PC will be made in Europe and could hit shop shelves by this autumn.

It will run the new Windows Vista operating system.

PC World commercial director Bryan Magrath said: ‘We're harnessing the very latest technology and the expertise of cutting edge component developers to create the first 'PC' PC.’

The firm said efficient components with low energy consumption would be used in the new computer.

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