Indian company offers toxin-free PCs

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IT and business transformation services company Wipro Infotech is the first Indian company to build a 100% recyclable and toxin-free computer. Wipro joins a small number of manufacturers worldwide to develop toxics-free electronics.

The eco-friendly Wipro Greenware desktops are manufactured to be completely free from harmful chemicals such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs).

According to the company, Wipro's range of Greenware Intel Core 2 Duo processor PCs can be easily recycled once their technology becomes obsolete and they pass their "shelf life."

E-waste is becoming an environmental hazard in Asia. Expanding stockpiles of obsolete electronics and computer products have been amassing in poor neighborhoods while governments discuss how to deal with the expanding problem of eliminating carcinogenic plastics and harmful toxins used in the manufacture and construction of consumer electronics products.

"Wipro Infotech has taken significant strides and strong leadership in Green Computing, providing responsible and environment-sensitive computing solutions to our customers," said Mr. Anand Sankaran, Sr. Vice President & Business Head, India & ME business, Wipro.

Greenpeace named Wipro ‘India's Number 1 Green Brand in 2009' for their efforts in energy conservation, e-waste management and innovative IT products.

On February 1 IT market research company Springboard Research also named Wipro India's IT company of the Year, 2009 for its pro-active approach towards green technology.

Wipro joins larger, global consumer electronics manufactures like Apple, HP and Nokia in the struggle to develop toxin-free electronics for existing and future generations of consumers.

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