Toshiba's e-waste recycling program expanded
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Press release from the issuing company
Irvine, Calif. – Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) celebrates an amazing 410 percent year-over-year increase1 in recycled imaging consumables as part of its "Zero Waste to Landfill" program. As the first manufacturer to partner with Close the Loop Inc. (CTL), a world-class recycler of imaging consumables, Toshiba has consistently led the e-waste recycling revolution with their dedication to the environment. The company is taking the "green" lead once again by expanding their program and accepting any spent imaging consumables, regardless of manufacturer, making it easier-than-ever for business customers to recycle.
"To our knowledge, we are currently the only manufacturer accepting used imaging consumables from other companies, and we do it at no cost to our customers," said Tom Walter, director, Aftermarket Sales, Marketing and Operations for TABS. "With e-waste growing at record rates, Toshiba wants to make it simple for businesses to recycle imaging consumables, not because we have to, but because it's the right thing to do."
With nearly 90,000 pounds of electronic waste recycled since the partnership began in late 2008, Toshiba has contributed to the creation of eLumber, Close the Loop's patented composite product which is used to build structures for local communities and non-profit organizations. For example, in the past three years Toshiba's recycled cartridges have been used to create numerous park benches, fences and garden boxes for Habitat for Humanity.
"After seeing the rapid increase of recycled e-waste in the past year, we know that Toshiba is taking steps in the right direction with our 'Zero Waste to Landfill' recycling program. It's a great feeling to see how much our program has grown and know that what we're doing is having a positive effect on our environment," stated Walter.
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