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Lenovo builds laptop covers from plants

by on28 February 2023

Higher fibre diet 

Lenovo introduced a new ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 Windows 11 laptop with a cover made from flax plant fibers that have been bonded into the laptop's top cover.

The top is made from aluminum that is 75 percent recycled material making the whole experience safe even for a vegan to lick. 

The ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 notebook, the one with the plant-based cover, will have an AMD Ryzen 7000 Series processor and Radeon 700M Series GPUs. It will launch in Europe sometime in July for the starting price of €1,649. There's no word yet on a US price or release date.

The organic PC was shown to the assorted throngs at Mobile World Congress 2023. Lenovo says this effort is just the start of the company's plans to use more sustainable materials in its devices. 

Lenovo said: "The increased use of more recycled materials and Post Consumer Content (PCC) plastic in select components is in line with Lenovo’s continued focus on supporting a circular economy and Lenovo’s goal to integrate post-consumer recycled content into all PC products by 2025."

Lenovo is making other efforts to be more environmentally friendly. That includes using sustainable aviation fuel, along with using biofuels for shipping products and putting in renewable energy sources in Lenovo's factories.


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