Canon extends green initiative with PIXMA recycling Oct 01, 2011 11:21 by Rob Williams
Canon has announced that it is expanding its green effort as the printing giant introduced a recycling program for customers.
It was revealed that Canon PIXMA customers in the US would be able to recycle empty, genuine Canon PIXMA ink cartridges at over 1,600 FedEx Office Print and Ship Centres nationwide.
Canon has joined up with electronic recycling expert Close The Loop, which specialises in the recycling of used and empty printer ink cartridges. The initiative allows used Canon ink cartridges to be broken down, and components which are still usable to be salvaged for use in other products.
Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, imaging technologies and communications at Canon, said that this new environmental move was a reaction to customers becoming more aware of green issues, and the subsequent demand for more to be done.
“Environmental responsibility and awareness have always been a top priority for Canon, and recycling is one of the simplest yet most beneficial aspects of this,” he added.
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