Only about 15% of the 65 million printer ink and toner cartridges used in the U.K. are recycled. The majority end up in landfill, where it can take more than a thousand years for them to break down. Although some of these ink and toner cartridges can be refilled, once toner bottles are empty, they cannot be refilled or reused. Consequently, many third party refillers do not collect them, resulting in a large proportion ending up in landfill sites.
Ricoh Toner Recycling
At Ricoh, we take our responsibility to the environment around us seriously and seek out opportunities to make the way we do business, more sustainable. Corporate social responsibility has been ingrained in our corporate values since our creation.
As one of the many initiatives our environmental management office have implemented, the recycling of Ricoh ink and toner cartridges is one of the most significant.
We are pleased to offer Ricoh customers the option of recycling their Ricoh ink and toner cartridges. By enrolling in the scheme you can help reduce the environmental impact of your own organisation by ensuring our toner cartridges and bottles never reach landfill sites and are instead re-used.
The Ricoh Toner Recycling Service
Simply register at www.ricoh-return.com and follow the instructions to return your consumables via UPS.
Participation in the scheme is free of charge, but due to the financial costs of running such a scheme only Ricoh consumables supplied by Ricoh directly can be accepted.