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Xerox joins the Expedition Blue Planet water conservation campaign

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Wilsonville, Ore. – Xerox Corporation, the official document technology partner for Blue Legacy, will climb aboard  the organization's custom-made biodiesel bus as it kicks-off its Expedition Blue Planet: North America tour. Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau, founded the Blue Legacy organization in 2008 to engage individuals and communities in conservation efforts and sustainable management of water resources.

Throughout the Expedition, Blue Legacy will be using the Xerox Phaser 8860 multifunction printer (MFP) on the bus and the Xerox ColorQube 9203 MFP in their headquarters in Washington, D.C. These MFPs will be used to solve document management challenges in a dynamic work environment, including printing brochures, fliers and promotional materials, permits and photo release forms. Both MFPs use solid ink, an innovative technology that reflects Xerox's long-standing commitment to sustainability and aligns with Blue Legacy's mission.

"Xerox's solid ink is a step in the right direction for greener, more sustainable printing," said Cousteau. "Using this technology on our tour will help us achieve our communications goals while reducing the impact on the environment."  

Solid ink technology has several advantages that support Blue Legacy's mission, including:
- Cartridge-free technology produces less waste and reduces packaging.
- Over a four-year-life, printing 4,000 prints per month, a comparable cartridge-based color laser MFP generates up to 450 pounds of waste. By comparison, the Xerox Phaser 8860 solid ink MFP produces only 23 pounds of waste.
- The Xerox ColorQube 9200 Series has a 10 percent smaller carbon footprint than a comparable laser MFP over the life cycle.

Today, the Expedition bus will stop in Wilsonville, Ore., on the Xerox campus to celebrate the partnership with Xerox. From Oregon, the tour will continue its trek covering more than 14,500 miles in 138 days from July to November addressing the importance of water issues and educating individuals on how they can make a difference.




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