HP makes first ever PCs with Plastic Waste in Ocean
The Computer maker HP has developed its first ever consumer PC using the plastic waste in ocean.
This move was built on the basis of sustainability commitment of the company. The company has manufactured the Pavilion 13, Pavilion 14, and Pavilion 15 Laptops using the ocean-bound plastics. Company estimates that using the plastics in such electronic devices will result into moving around 92,000 plastic bottles from the oceans and landfills. Outer boxes and fibre cushion that were used to pack the laptops are also made with the 100% recyclable material. As per the HP, these Pavilion PCs are having Wi-Fi 6 that will provide up to four times faster Wi-Fi speeds. Further, it will be providing 75% lower latency.
HP Pavilion 13
This laptop is available in silver and ceramic white colours. It has been priced at Rs 71,999. It is having i5 and i7 variants comprising of 1TB SSD. It as a full HD displays up to 8.5 hours of battery life.
HP Pavilion 14
This laptop comes in silver, ceramic white and tranquil pink colour. It has been priced at Rs 62,999. It also comes in i5 and i7 variants comprising of 1TB SSD. It has either HD or full HD display panel.
HP Pavilion 15
This laptop comes in Silver colour having a starting price of Rs 67,999. This laptop is i5 GFX powered along with the Iris Plus GFX. It has a screen size of 15″. The laptop will come in Silver, Ceramic White and Fog Blue colours.
Accumulation of plastic objects and particles such as plastic bottles, bags and microbeads in the environment is termed as plastic pollution. It adversely impacts the wildlife, wildlife habitat, and humans. Plastics pollutants are categorized into three different sizes namely, micro debris, meso debris and macro debris on the basis of their size. Plastic pollution can affect the land, waterways and oceans. As per an estimate, 1.1 to 8.8 million tonnes plastic waste enter into the ocean from coastal communities per year. Living organisms including the marine animals can be harmed with through the mechanical effects like entanglement in plastic objects, ingestion of plastic waste etc; or through exposure to chemicals within plastics.
Initiatives by Indian Government
In October, 2019 the government in India decided to ban the single use plastics. It also took the measures to recycle and reuse the plastic.
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