After reading the recent article, “Printer cartridges still being thrown”, in Computerworld July 30, 2007, I was eager to quash all thoughts that cartridge recycling is a difficult process.
The process is simple. Fuji Xerox has endeavoured to make the collection of used cartridges as easy as possible. Not all cartridges are designed for re-use, therefore, it is in our interest to recycle them. It is good for our customers and the environment.
Customers simply put their used cartridges back in the packaging and place them in the Fuji Xerox-supplied recycling box. They are available on request and will be cleared, free of charge, by our collection-service drivers.
The recycling boxes are designed to hold multiple cartridges. It is our most environmentally friendly form of collection, using fewer resources, to collect multiple cartridges, rather than collecting single units. If customers would like their cartridges picked up, all they need to do is call: 0800 4XEROX, to arrange a collection.
Once collected, the cartridges are shipped to Asia, where we have a specialist recycling operation.
Fuji Xerox is trying to help New Zealand by lessening landfill. It is not only our cartridges that are recycled, but also our copiers. Today, the new equipment we supply contains up to 97% recyclable or reusable components and routinely incorporates remanufactured components during original manufacture. In addition, when a machine reaches “end-of-life” we will recycle it at our expense.
Managing Director, Fuji Xerox.