Electronic Business Machines understands the need to protect our environment and recycle where possible. As such, we would like to outline a few different options below if you would like to recycle your toner instead of disposing of them in the trash.
In 1990, Canon became one of the first companies to collect and recycle used copier toner cartridges. With the cooperation of our customers, Canon has collected more than 266,000 tons around the world.
Returned cartridges are sorted and put through the recycling and energy recovery process, producing plastics, metals and reconditioned parts that can be used in the manufacture of new cartridges and other products.
It was natural that in 1992 KYOCERA, a company founded in 1959 with its continuing mission of combining IT development, innovation and ecology, would become the first worldwide to develop a cartridge-free system for laser printers. Kyocera ECOSYS technology has a direct and wide ranging impact on ecology. ECOSYS technology uses a patented amorphous silicon print drum and other long-life components, and as a result, requires only one consumable – the toner itself, no expensive cartridge system.
As part of Kyocera’s continuing commitment to environmental preservation; EBM is please to provide the Kyocera Toner Container Recycling Program, or the “TCR” Program. The Kyocera TCR Program provides a convenient disposal solution for environmentally conscious customers who want to recycle their Kyocera toner and waste containers but cannot do so in their local community.
If you have any questions regarding Kyocera’s TCR Program please feel free to contact Kyocera customer service at: 1-866-596-2372.
In 2008, Staples recycled more than 22 million cartridges in the U.S. through our various ink and toner cartridge recycling programs. Retail customers can recycle any ink or toner cartridge, up to 10 per calendar month per customer, and receive $2 back in Staples Rewards per cartridge.