NEC announces biodegradable laptops

NEC will release this month laptops that use biodegradable plastic.

The plastic is made from materials derived from plants such as corn and is broken down into water and carbon dioxide by microbes. NEC says it aims by 2010 to make more than 10% of the plastic it uses in PCs biodegradable.

The Chemical Home“, a campaign by Greenpeace tested everyday products that frequently contain harmful chemicals. The organization had tested (and incriminated) a series of products among which a TV, shower curtains, toys, lipstcks, mobile phone… And toxic computers.

From Nikkei, via The Raw Feed.
Related entry: Samsung mobile phones are going green.
Magic bioplastic (by NEC too.)