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Posted 2005-12-08 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
CNET reports that Microsoft plans to phase PVC (vinyl) out of its packaging by the end of the year, turning to PET (plastic) as an alternative. While plastic is less toxic than vinyl, and can be recycled where local facilities exist, it's still a non-renewable, non-biodegradable product. Still, Microsoft is headed in a better direction. The company's VP of corporate affairs told CNET that 361k pounds of PVC packaging have been eliminated since July, 2005. Microsoft is reportedly leaning on its partners, "requesting they forego the use of PVC packaging when re-bundling its products," as well as "examining other eco-friendly alternatives to packaging besides its use of PET." Once the company is done greening up its existing packaging, it will hopefully look at reducing the volume of its packaging altogether, or at least creating its packaging out of delicious candy.
 
     
 
   
 
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