Bringing Circular Manufacturing To Electronics with Sinctronics

Flex is pioneering circular manufacturing processes that are making the information technology industry greener and more sustainable.

 

Creating a circular economy

The modern world has a big electronics habit and it’s getting bigger all the time. Electronic devices keep us connected and on the go, but when they break or become obsolete—which is often very quickly—they frequently end up in the trash. Electronic waste, or e-waste, is a problem not only because of the volume of material that is being discarded, but also because some components can cause serious pollution. Now, Sinctronics, a Brazilian company founded by Flex, is pioneering circular manufacturing processes that are making the information technology industry greener and more sustainable.
 

 

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 “The world has been optimizing a linear economy for more than 200 years. Everything is optimized from the factory to the consumer. The circular economy is a new thing for the world. Everything we’re doing, from process and logistics to fiscal and legal, is something we’ve had to create and barriers we’ve had to overcome. It’s pure innovation here.” 

- Carlos Ohde, Director General, Sinctronics 


Pioneering the first 'integrated ecosystem' for sustainability

Redesigning the future

 
“Flex has the idea of helping customers achieve impact by fusing sustainability and Sketch-to-Scale® solutions. Like Flex, we’re developing sustainable product features for our customers. We’re enabling a Fortune 100 company in the enterprise IT and technology space, which has a major presence in the Brazilian  market, to put more recycled material in their products. We’re helping them to have a more sustainable design,” says Ohde.
 
Sinctronics has been amply recognized for its work.  
 
  • Eco AmCham Award, 2015 and 2017 - the oldest award for sustainability initiatives in Brazil.
  • Plastics Magazine, 2016 
 

 

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Sinctronics and Flex are looking to expand efforts in the São Paulo region into a national reverse supply chain. If your company is interested in clever solutions for recycling and repurposing recycled goods, contact us