From helping you turn your used toner cartridges into useful items like park benches, to greener manufacturing, Toshiba is recognized as an environmental leader. While everyone is talking green, at Toshiba we’re investing in programs that help both our business and yours to better reduce, reuse and recycle.
We want to make recycling easy. That’s why we provide a free, easy-to-use recycling program for our customers. Just drop your waste consumables like, cartridges and toner bottles, into the provided receptacle and we will do the rest. With our partnership with Close the Loop, a zero-waste-to-landfill recycling program that manufactures eLumber™, waste is used to build useful products like park benches. When zero waste is going to landfills, we are able to reduce the negative impact on our environment together.
Eco Product Design
Creating environmentally responsible products is at the heart of every technological advance we make. We build award-winning products; but we’ve also built a reputation as a leader in delivering products that minimize waste.
Because of our minimal use of hazardous substances, we are RoHS compliant, and through the responsible collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of the products we build, Toshiba is also WEEE compliant. Every printed circuit board is 100% lead-free and halogen-free, and about half of all our recycled plastic parts are halogen-free. We offer service
modules that are rebuildable as well as developer units that are self-refreshing. We use state-of-the-art processing to separate materials, and cartridges are recycled with zero-waste- to-landfill.
A number of our product features are designed to minimize the environmental footprint. For example, to reduce paper waste we’ve implemented duplex by default printing and an omit blank page function, as well as electronic product manuals rather than those made of paper. And while most sleep modes use 5 watts of power or more, we now have a Super-Sleep Mode that uses only one watt.
From using recycled plastics and reducing packaging to eliminating the use of harmful substances, we’re reducing our environmental footprint. This is our philosophy of monozukuri, which means to make or create things in the spirit of excellence. In addition, we’ve reduced or eliminated the use of restricted substances and minimized natural resources used for product manufacturing and packaging. Our use of recycled plastics has increased and we’ve eliminated the use of styrene altogether. Shipping crates and pallets are now made with 100% recycled cardboard. Our dedicated efforts to improve the environment have not gone unnoticed, and four of our manufacturing facilities have earned ISO 14001 certification.
There are about 8,000 pages of paper in the average tree. That’s why we’re introducing the PrintReleaf Exchange. Every time your printer reaches 8,333 printed pages, we plant a replacement tree in your honor. And it’s all done for you automatically through a network of reforestation projects around the world. Once your trees are planted, PrintReleaf even administers an 8-year audit process so you can seamlessly track the progress. PrintReleaf is a simple way to dramatically reduce your company’s environmental impact and proudly go paper-neutral.