MicroPro Computers is a Dublin based computer manafacturing company with 17 engineers that has produced the world's first biodegradable computer. The name of the computer is the iameco and it is built from biodegradable wood panels comprised of waste products from the lumber and pulp industry.
One of the amazing features of this new eco computer is that implanted within the wood panels,are seeds from native-tree species, so that when the components are buried in a landfill the wood breaks down and new trees begin to grow!
Paul Maher, managing director at MicroPro, says “Our business is built around green technologies: using them to produce healthier, more energy-efficient and cheaper computers that have less impact on the environment”.
In addition to being biodegradable the iameco uses one third less energy than typical computers. Now that's green!