Canon U.S.A., a popular manufacturer of digital cameras, lenses, camcorders, printers, office equipment and more, has teamed up with FedEX to offer an inkjet cartridge recycling program. The program allows users of PIXMA inkjet cartridges to bring their used cartridges to more than 1,600
FedEX office locations across the U.S.
Once the cartridges are dropped off they will be picked up and processed by Sims Recycling Solutions, the world’s largest electronics recycler. After the cartridges are consolidated they will then go to Close the Loop for material recovery. Close the Loop is a leading recycler of imaging product such as inkjet and laser toner cartridges. They recycle these cartridges into plastic for felt-tip pens and markers.
This new recycling initiative is part of Canon’s Generation Green program, an overall company effort to reduce its products’ environmental burdens. To reach its sustainability goals Canon produces many products that are Energy Star certified. The company also recently saved $300,000 in utility bills over a two-year period by reducing its energy consumption in offices at five key sites across the U.S. This effort included replacing light bulbs, computer monitors and printers.
Learn more about Canon’s green efforts by visiting the Canon Generation Green Program.