Sustainability

Recycling Programs – Czech Republic

Packaging Recycling

Lenovo has joined the EKO-KOM consortium to provide collection and treatment of end of life product packaging. Owners or last users of product packaging should contact their local municipality of go to the EKO-KOM web site at www.ekokom.cz to identify collection points and other recycling information.

WEEE User Information

Users of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with the WEEE marking per Annex IV of the WEEE Directive must not dispose of end of life EEE as unsorted municipal waste, but use the collection framework available to them for the return, recycle, recovery of WEEE and minimize any potential effects of EEE on the environment and human health due to the presence of hazardous substances.

WEEE From Private Households (Consumers)

Lenovo has joined the Retela consortium to collect and treat WEEE from consumers. Consumers should contact their local municipality or visit the Retela web site at www.retela.cz to identify collection points or obtain additional information.

Retailers must also take back WEEE from consumers on a 1:1 basis free of charge.

WEEE From Other than Private Households (Business)

For electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) put on the market after August 13, 2005 and EEE placed on the market prior to August 13, 2005 that is part of a 1:1 replacement sale, Lenovo has joined the Retela collective scheme to collect and recycle this WEEE from businesses. Businesses should contact their local municipality or visit the Retela web site at www.retela.cz to identify collection points or to obtain additional information.

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.