For decades, Toshiba has been one of the leaders when it comes to sustainability and environmentally-conscious efforts. Their latest action, recycling close to 200 tons of electronic waste from toner consumables, is just a reflection of this dedication. Furthermore, Toshiba even replanted more than 37,000 trees in 2019 alone.
This latest action comes on the heels of new number showing that Toshiba has prevented more than 1,500 tons of e-waste from entering landfills since 2008. The company’s EcoSmart Toner Recycling Program has become amazingly popular and has served as a model for other companies to develop their own programs. Toshiba has a great partnership with the internationally-renowned recycler, Close the Loop.
In addition, Toshiba also announced a partnership with PrintReleaf, which helps people replant trees all over the globe. This is where Toshiba has been hard at work replanting trees, including this past year. Toshiba and PrintReleaf have planted trees all over the world ranging from the United States to Mexico, Brazil, India, Europe, and even in Madagascar. Toshiba thinks carefully about how they make these decisions, partnering with the World Resources Institute to figure out where these trees are needed most.
Of note, a new tree is planted for every 8,300 sheets of paper that are printed. This reflects the commitment of Toshiba to sustainability. This was echoed by Chief Executive Officer Scott Maccabe. Even though Toshiba has been among the leaders when it comes to recycling, sustainability, and reforestation, they are not satisfied. They are always looking for ways to improve these efforts because they know the health of future generations depends on this.
The toner recycling program from Toshiba has been one of the most successful of its kind. Toner cartridges are a major concern in the world of electronic waste and this recycling program helps to convert these cartridges into material that can be reused. Toshiba uses a zero-thermal recovery process to make this happen. For example, many of the components are used in asphalt, which plays a role in road surfacing projects.
This program has been recognized with awards and accolades in recognition of its work through this program. This is a reflection of Toshiba America Business Solutions’ commitment to its employees, the environment, and the public as a whole. This company continues to deliver outstanding multifunction printers and document management services across the world while maintaining a commitment to the health of the environment. Toshiba shows that companies can be successful while also preserving the planet.