The past year was a time of transition – but which of the new approaches will take hold in Asia Pacific markets? For 2022 and beyond, Lenovo is offering a range of predications that incorporate what has been learned in the past year, to improve future products and services. Intensely hybrid working models, a focus on carbon neutrality and the environment, and a need for more comfortable, intuitive ways to operate our technology all set the tone for the following emerging trends.
Many people struggle with trying to be good environmental stewards – while not being hoarders at the same time. I’ve been guilty of holding on to things that I should throw away, just because I haven’t yet found a way to recycle them.
Many products just aren’t built to last and it’s often a deliberate choice by the manufacturers known as planned obsolescence. Now enter the antidote – the circular economy, where products are kept in circulation for as long as possible.
The African Development Bank organized a high-level session on fostering inclusivity and circularity in Africa’s post COVID-19 recovery. The virtual event was part of the 2020 World Circular Economy Forum Online(link is external), an annual conference hosted by the Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA, which attracted more than 5,000 business leaders, policymakers and experts to present the world’s best circular economy solutions. The Bank is a strategic partner of the African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA), a country-led coalition of African nations and global partners committed to advancing the transition to a circular economy on the continent.