Toshiba’s Environmental Commitment
At Toshiba, we believe that investing in the earth
means that we are investing in the future of its inhabitants. We strive to apply
stringent environmental standards to the products we’re currently manufacturing.
In fact, every notebook computer we currently produce is RoHS compliant.
We also want to ensure that older notebook computers, projectors, LCD monitors and Pocket
PCs that weren’t developed under our strict environmental guidelines are
safely dismantled and retired. These efforts are reflected in a number of Toshiba
Toshiba’s Environmental Recovery and Recycling
What happens when non-functioning PCs are sent to landfills?
Many of the materials used to make notebook computers, projectors, LCD monitors and Pocket
PCs contain toxic elements that pose environmental risks and can also affect our
personal health when they seep into our ecosystem.
What is TERRE?
TERRE is a proactive program to ensure that end-of-life computers
are disposed of in an environmentally respectful manner. Toshiba will
recycle any manufacturer’s notebook computer, projector, LCD monitor, or
pocket PC free of charge. We also accept the return of original packaging provided with the qualified products.
At this time the TERRE program won't accept the following:
desktop PCs, printers, faxes, CRT monitors and separate computer components such
as hard drives, mother boards, memory, video and network cards, etc.
How do I arrange to send my old devices to TERRE?
Click here to email TCL Environment. Please include the following information;
- Your name
- Telephone Number
- Delivery Address
- List of qualified Product(s) you wish to return
- Indicate if you have a box available for the return of your product
Arrangements will be made to pick up your old PC products at no cost to you.
What if my PC still works?
Should an individual wish to dispose of a functioning PC, there
are a number of worthwhile programs that channel these systems to needy organizations
in the community.
Where does my old non-functioning notebook PC, projector, LCD monitor or Pocket PC
go when I use TERRE?
When Toshiba takes possession of the non-functioning PC product, they are then
disassembled and the PC components are separated and placed in temporary storage
bins for recycling.
Does Toshiba do the recycling?
Toshiba has partnered with a registered ISO 14001 company that
disassembles incoming notebooks and personal computers into their basic components
such as plastics, circuit boards and metals.
- Plastics are ground to achieve consistency of size and recycled
into other useful materials such as foundation pads for buildings, containers
used for agriculture potting systems and plastic lumber.
- Circuit boards are smelted to reclaim various precious and
semi precious metals.
- The metal portions are separated and reprocessed into basic
commodities, such as copper, aluminum and steel.
TERRE (Toshiba's Environmental Recovery and Recycling Effort)
- The Computer Recycling