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Konica Minolta Further Enhances Clean Planet Program

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

Recycling Program Welcomes User Portal and Strategic Partnerships for Responsible Processes

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. today announced enhancements to the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Recycling Program to further improve upon and simplify the recycling process for customer consumables.  

Providing easy and cost-free recycling to all customers, the Clean Planet Program helps reduce the overall ecological footprint via a streamlined return and recycle process. Whether relying on a single desktop printer, a complete fleet of bizhub MFPs, or professional bizhub PRO or bizhub PRESS production print systems,

customers can return and recycle all major consumables—including toner cartridges, imaging units, waste toner bottles, developer/developer units and drums—for all Konica Minolta models without any shipping or processing costs.

Further improving upon the program’s success, Konica Minolta is announcing the following enhancements:

  • Zero Landfill Waste - Konica Minolta has partnered with a leading global recycler of imaging consumables to process returned consumables in an environmentally safe and responsible manner. All cartridges are recycled with zero waste to landfill and zero incineration.
  • Reuse of Materials - All materials returned for recycling are used to create new and useful materials. Using state-of-the-art material separation processes, all consumables are processed, extracted and recovered for reuse. Recovered component materials are re-engineered so they can again be manufactured into useful products such as asphalt and plastic modifiers.
  • User Portal – Konica Minolta has created a new end-user online portal to provide a unique user experience for customers. Features include: streamlined order processing; pre-labeled UPS boxes; online ordering and tracking; as well as online reporting.

"Customers already realizing the benefits of our Clean Planet Program will have a more streamlined experience, and those yet to join now have even more reason to participate," says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Konica Minolta is committed to environmental initiatives that focus on saving energy, managing resources and promoting policies that make a difference.”

Click here to learn more about Konica Minolta’s Clean Planet Program.


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