American computer manufacture Hewlett-Packard (HP) has developed its first ever consumer PC (personal computer) using the plastic waste in ocean.
This move was built on the basis of sustainability commitment of the company. Hewlett-Packard has manufactured the Pavilion 13, Pavilion 14, and Pavilion 15 new generation Laptops using the ocean-bound plastics. HP estimates that using the plastics in such electronic devices will result into moving around 92,000 plastic bottles from the oceans and landfills. Outer boxes and fibre cushion that were used to pack the laptops are also made with the 100 per cent recyclable material. As per the Hewlett-Packard, these Pavilion series are having Wi-Fi 6 that will provide up to four times faster Wi-Fi speeds. Further, it will be providing 75 per cent lower latency.
The Pavilion 13 series is available in silver and ceramic white colours. It has been priced at Rupees 71,999. It is having Core i5 8th Gen and Core i7 9th Gen variants comprising of 1TB SSD (Hard Disk). It as a full HD displays up to 8.5 hours of battery life.
The Pavilion 14 series comes in silver, ceramic white and tranquil pink colour. It has been priced at Rupees 62,999. It also comes in Core i5 10th Gen Alexa Built and Core i7 9th Gen variants comprising of 1TB SSD (Hard Disk). It has either HD or full HD display panel.
The Pavilion 15 series comes in Silver colour having a starting price of Rupees 67,999. The Pavilion 15 is i5 GFX powered along with the Iris Plus GFX. It has a screen size of 15″. The laptop will come in Silver, Ceramic White and Fog Blue colours.
About Plastic pollution
Accumulation of the plastic objects and particles such as plastic bottles, bags and microbeads in the environment is termed as plastic pollution. It adversely impacts the wildlife, wildlife habitat, and humans. The Plastics pollutants are categorized into three different sizes namely, micro debris, meso debris and macro debris on the basis of their size. Plastic pollution can affect the land, waterways and oceans. As per an estimate, 1.1 to 8.8 million tonnes plastic waste enter into the ocean from coastal communities per year. Living organisms including the marine animals can be harmed with through the mechanical effects like entanglement in plastic objects, ingestion of plastic waste etc; or through exposure to chemicals within plastics.
Initiatives by Government of India
By October, 2019 the government decided to ban the single use plastics. It also took the measures to recycle and reuse the plastic.
HP makes first ever computer with Plastic Waste in Ocean