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Big Blue yesterday unveiled its first commercial PC made from plastic stripped and recycled from junked computers. The IntelliStation E Pro will ship in the US for a whopping $2155, so IBM clearly reckons that if bog roll manufacturers can charge a premium for recycled product, it can too. The PC is based on 450MHz and 500MHz Pentium III processors, but other specs. were not forthcoming. Big Blue reckons the machine will do particularly well in Europe, and the Nordic regions in particular, because "environmental policies are extremely important in the marketplace". IBM was keen to stress its enviro-cred at the launch, pointing out that IBM Worldwide Materials Recovery Centers process millions of pounds of plastic waste -- though given the IntelliStation is the first recycled PC, we wonder what they've been doing with it all -- and that last year it won the Society Of Plastics Engineers' Recycler of the Year Award. The company also pointed out that, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency, plastic makes up ten per cent of landfill. So presumably we can expect IBM's recyclers to figure out how to use the remaining 90 per cent. PCs made from old banana peel and crisp packets, anyone? ®

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