Dell has started using bamboo in the packaging for some of its products including Dell Inspiron Mini 10 and Inspiron Mini 10v netboooks. The bamboo will be used instead of foam, while the cardboard boxes that Dell uses to ship the computers is made of 25% post-consumer recycled material.
Bamboo is generally considered to be a much more renewable resource than paper, foam, or other materials that often get used in packaging, since bamboo grows quickly.
Dell is expected to expand its use of bamboo packaging to additional products next year.
via Netbook News.de