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Toshiba Puts Focus on Recycling, Reforesting

Efforts led to recycling more than 68 U.S. tons of used toner consumables and reforesting 21,422 trees in 2020

Toshiba Earth Day

Toshiba America Business Solutions celebrates Earth Day while continuing its commitment to a more sustainable planet through ongoing recycling and reforesting initiatives. This focus led to recycling more than 68 U.S. tons of used toner consumables and reforesting 21,422 trees in 2020.

Recycling

Toshiba’s EcoSmart Toner Recycling Program, in partnership with internationally recognized recycler Close the Loop, has prevented more than 1,610 tons of electronic waste from entering landfills since 2008.

The recycling program ensures the transformation of the company’s spent toner cartridges for reuse. Many of the components convert into new products, including an asphalt material for resurfacing roads.

Global reforestation 

Toshiba has facilitated the replanting of 99,736 trees across global reforestation projects in Madagascar, Dominican Republic, United States, Mexico, Ireland, Canada, Brazil, and India since partnering with PrintReleaf in 2016. Toshiba customers choose the specific areas they want to reforest per recommendations of the World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch initiative.   

A new tree is planted once a Toshiba customer prints 8,333 sheets. SGS International, an inspection, verification, testing, and certification organization, certifies the global reforestation partners while verifying the 100% net survival of the trees.

“Establishing a more sustainable and healthier planet through our day-to-day efforts is a primary focus of our Toshiba workforce,” states Toshiba America Business Solutions president and CEO Scott Maccabe.  “While pleased with our current accomplishments in this area, we assertively strive to improve upon and surpass these achievements in 2021 and beyond.”

Alexandria Bruce

Alexandria Bruce is the editor of the GRAPHICS PRO Daily, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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