Hong Kong, April 11, 2006
– Lenovo Hong Kong today participated in the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department’s (EPD) Rechargeable Battery Recycling Program’s ceremony to mark the shipment of 12 tons of rechargeable batteries collected from community, industrial and commercial sources. The celebration marks a significant milestone for the one-year old program, of which Lenovo is one of key contributors.
Battery disposal poses a major environmental threat because of the harmful substances that batteries contain and the environmental pollution that improper battery disposal can cause. Hong Kong, on average, receives more than 200 tons of battery waste each year. The Hong Kong EDP’s Rechargeable Battery Recycling Program attempts to combat this issue in conjunction with local industry support. Lenovo is supporting this Program through sponsorship, placement of collection bin at ThinkPad Service Center, and helping to promote and encourage public participation.
"Environmental protection is an issue that impacts the entire community,” said Stephen Chan, general manager, Lenovo Hong Kong. “Lenovo is deeply committed to promoting leadership in environmental affairs across all of our business activities. We are proud to be a sponsor of this Hong Kong EPD initiative and set an example for other companies to follow.”
Lenovo’s involvement in the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Program is part of the company’s commitment to conserving natural resources through the reusing, recycling and purchasing of materials. Lenovo also promotes the development, manufacturing and marketing of products that are energy efficient, protect the environment, and can be reused, recycled or disposed of safely.
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