Recyclable USB drive launched
Technology firm ATP Electronics has launched what, it claims, is the world's first "earth-friendly" USB drive.
The EarthDrive's casing is made of bio-recycled plastics, while the drive's housing is recyclable and a portion of all sales from the product will go to the American Forest Foundation.
While the new product is yet to go into production, once it hits the market it will be available in sizes from 1MB to 8MB, and the company claimed that its development illustrated their commitment to sustainability.
"The EarthDrive takes our more than fifteen years of effort, design and quality implementation in the memory marketplace to the next level," said Michael Plaskin, the company's vice-president of sales.
"Now, more than anytime in the history of our company, we are committed to creating products that take into consideration the environmental impact on our world and our global community."
USB Core reported that ATP is also developing two more environmentally-friendly designs, one using cork and the other utilising plant-based materials.
Article Date: 22 January 2008
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