Xerox Green World Alliance: Total Waste Diverted from Landfills from Cartridges, Waste Toner and Toner

Xerox Green World Alliance: Total Waste Diverted from Landfills. 2003: 17.4. 2004: 13.8. 2005: 11.6. 2006: 10.7. 2007: 8.5

Well-Established Collecting and Reprocessing Methods

Prepaid postage labels and packaging from new supplies allow customers to return spent materials to Xerox for reuse and recycling. Return labels for toner containers are available from Xerox upon request or by downloading a prepaid label from www.xerox.com/gwa.

Returned products are cleaned, inspected, and then remanufactured or recycled. Remanufactured cartridges, containing an average of 90% reused/recycled parts, are built and tested to the same performance specifications as new products. Similarly, waste toners that qualify for reuse may account for 25% of the weight of new toner, without compromising toner functionality. Reusing waste toner saves several million dollars in raw-material costs each year.