Sustainability

Recycling Programs – Portugal

Battery Recycling

Portugal's battery collection and recycling system is government sponsored. Spent batteries are collected at retail outlets where batteries are sold as well as at municipal collection points. For more information please contact your local municipality or go to www.ecopilhas.pt.

Packaging Recycling

Lenovo has joined the SPV consortium for collecting and recycling Lenovo's packaging, and therefore is allowed to include on their packaging the greendot symbol. Customers can visit the Ecoembes website www.pontoverde.pt to obltain any additional 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 AMB3E consortium for collecting and treating WEEE from our business partners and consumers in general. They should visit the AMB3E website at www.amb3e.pt to identify collection points, obtain additional information and make arrangements for collection treatment. Consumers can also return WEEE to retailers free of charge on a 1:1 basis as part of a replacement sale.

WEEE From Specific Accounts

For electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) placed on the market after August 13, 2005 or EEE placed on the market before August 13, 2005 that is part of a 1:1 replacement sale, businesses should visit the AMB3E consortium website at www.amb3e.pt to identify collection points, obtain additional information and make arrangements for collection treatment.

For EEE placed on the market before August 13, 2005 that is not part of a 1:1 replacement sale, businesses are responsible for this WEEE and should consider using the following Asset Recovery Solution offering.

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.