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Dell & Lenovo make new sustainability moves

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by Peter Krass on 04/04/2022
Blog Category: devices

Dell and Lenovo want to do their part to make the world a cleaner, greener place.

Dell is adding greener materials to its bestselling PC line. And Lenovo is setting ambitious targets for reducing its emissions.

DELL: Greener PC Components

Dell is taking its highest-volume PC, the Latitude 5000 series, and enhancing it with new sustainability features. The latest Latitude 5000s will feature:

> Laptop lids made from 70% recyclable and renewable materials

> System bases made with 20% reclaimed carbon fiber, along with rubber feet made 40% from castor bean oil

> Fan housings that’s nearly 30% ocean-bound plastics

> Packaging made from 100% recycled or renewable materials, all of which is completely recyclable  

Dell Latitude 5000 notebook

Dell Latitude 5000 notebook: getting greener

Dell is also using ocean-bound plastics in the fan housing of its Precision 3000 series mobile workstations, and in the fan and fan housing of its OptiPlex Micro desktops. “Ocean-bound” means plastic litter that’s at risk of ending up in the ocean. It’s supposed to be located within 50 km (30 miles) of a shoreline.

The choice of these materials is guided by Dell’s Concept Luna, a proof-of-concept the company announced last year in collaboration with Intel. Concept Luna aims to make Dell’s PC components accessible, replaceable and reusable.

LENOVO: Net Zero by 2050

Lenovo’s chairman and CEO, Yuanqing Yang, used the company’s annual kick-off to confirm its commitment to achieving net zero by 2050.

“Net zero” means that any greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere are balanced by an equal amount taken out.

Lenovo logo

In 2020, Lenovo pledged to reduce direct emissions and emissions related to purchased electricity, steam and cooling by 50% by 2030. The new 2050 target is part of the same environmental, social and governance (ESG) campaign.

Lenovo also says it will hire 12,000 research & development professionals around the world over the next 3 years. Lenovo says the new R&D staff will support its intention to shift from making hardware devices to offering services and solutions.


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