In recognition of its concerted effort to design its Latitude 5590 laptop and 5285 2-in-1 with recyclability being of high importance, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industry (ISRI) named Dell Inc. as its 2018 Design for Recycling® (DFR) Award winner. The DFR Award is ISRI’s most prestigious award given annually to the most innovative contribution to products designed with recycling in mind. It recognizes proactive steps made by manufacturers that have actively incorporated DFR principles into products and processes.
All Dell Latitude notebooks are designed to be more than 97 percent recyclable. The Latitude 5590 has additional features making it even easier to recycle. It contains a removable battery, is free of harmful substance such as mercury, eliminated the use of glues and adhesives, contains a modular design making easier to access and disassemble, and uses standardized fasteners. The Latitude 5285 2-in-1 convertible notebook was launched in 2017 using gold recycled from used electronic products. Dell became the first PC manufacturer to use recycled gold in its motherboards rather than mining it.