Finding the Hidden Gold at a Device’s End of Life

When a new laptop or other electronic device arrives on an employee’s desk, where does the previous equipment end up? This short documentary explores how Lenovo’s Asset Recovery Services help find new lives for older devices, while still maintaining data security and privacy. The lives of devices taken out of service are extended by reusing, refurbishing, reclaiming, and recycling of products and parts, ultimately meaning that less than 1% of the device will go to the landfill.

In turn, recycled material such as post-consumer recycled plastic is used in Lenovo’s highly efficient production of new devices: Lenovo participates as both a buyer and a seller in the process.

Lenovo maintains high standards for Asset Recovery Services, including certification of multiple components of the journey – from data destruction to carbon offset. From her Lenovo office in Singapore, Wendy Wong, Director, Asia Pacific Marketing of Lenovo’s Solutions & Services Group, walks through the process step by step in the video above.

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How do you handle disposal of your technology? Are you recycling your old tech or do you do something else with it? Let us know your suggestions and leave your questions in the comment section below!


  • We destroy the hard drive and recycle the rest

  • We destroy the hard drive and recycle the rest

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