Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 22, 2021: Dell Technologies has announced Concept Luna, the first prototype of a parallel innovation workflow to accelerate the circular design of Dell products. With growing concerns about the climate crisis, e-waste and resource constraints, Dell explored how it could push reuse to the limit and dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of its products. A proof of concept developed in collaboration with Intel, Concept Luna explores revolutionary design ideas to make components immediately accessible, replaceable and reusable, reducing resource usage and keeping even more circular materials in the economy.
Concept Luna was created to test what might be possible, not to be manufactured and sold. But if all of Concept Luna’s design ideas were realized, it could lead to an estimated 50% reduction in the product’s overall carbon footprint.
the commitments made by Dell to have a positive environmental impact for decades, and its ambitious goals of accelerate the circular economy and achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions have never been so critical. Of the society current circular design continue to lead its product portfolio in pursuit of these goals. In the past year alone, Dell has introduced closed-loop aluminum from disused hard drives, bioplastics made from tree waste in the papermaking process, and increased its using over 1.2 million pounds of salvaged carbon fiber.
The main strengths of Concept Luna are:
- A reduced product carbon footprint: new ways to increase power efficiency, provide better power and cooling, and experiment with materials that have a lower carbon footprint to help deliver a more carbon-free device.
- A future vision of reuse, repair and recreation: move from use, then recycle – to use, reuse multiple times, then recycle when the material is no longer usable in its original form. This iteration of Concept Luna does just that. It shows a vision of what could be.
Concept Luna is a great example of how Dell is exploring new ways to dramatically accelerate progress against its goals. Proving what might be possible is only the first step; the next is to take these innovative sustainable design ideas and evaluate which ones have the greatest potential for scaling across the entire product portfolio. The Luna concept and future iterations will build on current circular economy leadership across Dell’s entire product portfolio to review, re-examine and reconsider every stage of the product lifecycle and deliver even more sustainable products. in the future.