TORONTO, December 1, 2011 – Xerox Canada today announced the roll out of a new waste prevention program aimed at keeping hundreds of thousands of kilograms of spent imaging supplies out of landfills.
“By simplifying the way Xerox Canada customers return spent imaging supplies for recycling, this initiative can divert an estimated 673 thousand kilograms of consumables waste from landfills annually,” said Emechete Onuoha, vice president, Citizenship and Government Affairs, Xerox Canada. “The more responsive and efficient the process, the more sustainable the outcome.”
As part of a comprehensive partnership with Purolator, SCI Logistics and Close the Loop – one of the world’s largest recyclers of imaging supplies – Xerox Canada customers will no longer need to deliver recyclable cartridges, bottles and other spent imaging supplies to Canada Post locations. Xerox customers across Canada can visit the Green World Alliance website to register, print detailed shipping labels and arrange for convenient pickup of these waste materials by Purolator for recycling at no extra cost. Close the Loop’s patented material separation processes will see used printing supplies recycled and raw materials re-used in new products.
“The Xerox environmental record of achievement is notable and lengthy,” said Dr. Rick Smith, executive director, Environmental Defence. “The new recycling program is yet another compelling example of Xerox Canada’s unswerving commitment to environmental stewardship.”
Xerox Canada’s new recycling program is an extension of the company’s Green World Alliance (GWA) program. GWA established Xerox as a leader in sustainability and environmentally responsible recycling programs more than a decade ago, and diverts an average of 5.5 million kilograms of waste per year from landfills around the world.