Sustainability

Recycling Programs - Brazil

WEEE Marking Notice

The WEEE marking on Lenovo products applies to all countries with WEEE and e-waste regulations (e.g., European Directive 2002/96/EC, India E-Waste Management & Handling Rules, 2011). Appliances are labeled in accordance with local regulations concerning waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). These regulations determine the framework for the return and recycling of used appliances as applicable within each geography. This label is applied to various products to indicate that the product is not to be thrown away, but rather put in the established collective systems for reclaiming these end of life products.

Rechargeable Battery Recycling

Lenovo offers free rechargeable battery recycling to institutions and businesses for select Lenovo ThinkPad notebook products. For more information and to determine if your product is eligible, please contact Lenovo Brazil by sending a request to the following email address: reciclar@lenovo.com.

Consumer PC Recycling Service

For private individuals (consumers), Lenovo offers free recycling and/or environmentally conscious disposal for all Lenovo branded PC products; IBM branded desktop and notebook computers and monitors manufactured by Lenovo after May 1, 2005; and LenovoEMC and Iomega branded Network Attached Storage devices. For details on how to take advantage of this offering, owners of qualified equipment should send inquires to environment@lenovo.com.

The Brazilian Electronics Industry Association (ABINEE) has created a management entity to handle reverse logistics for its members under the ready-to-be-signed national sectoral agreement with the Brazilian Government on WEEE The entity is named Green Eletron (Electron). Lenovo is a member of ABINEE and Green Eletron and will be covered by the product take back when it becomes operational..

Lenovo Asset Recovery Services

Lenovo offers Asset Recovery Services (ARS) to business customers to help manage their end-of-life technology equipment by providing PC take-back, data destruction, refurbishment and recycling. Lenovo also offers additional services including inventory, value assessment, on-site de-installation and data encryption. This service gives customers an end-to-end solution from Lenovo from the point of computer purchase to take-back and disposal. Lenovo's expertise in managing the end-of-life computers can help customers eliminate the time and expense of managing the disposal of surplus or replaced equipment themselves. Additionally upon request, Lenovo can facilitate donation of the old computers or can help customers receive cash back for them..

Businesses interested in using these services should contact their local Lenovo Sales Representative. For more information on Lenovo Asset Recovery Services (ARS) please click here.