Toshiba Celebrates Earth Day Through Global Reforesting & Recycling
Toshiba America Business Solutions commemorates Earth Day 2022 through its year-round sustainability initiatives to function as good stewards for the planet while reducing carbon footprints for the company and its customers. Toshiba’s ongoing eco efforts include recycling 64.46 tons of used toner cartridges and replanting nearly 19,000 trees worldwide in 2021. Toshiba’s Managed Print as a Service program also helps organizations attain individual environmental goals by improving print visibility and efficiencies.
Conserving Open Spaces
Since beginning in 2008, Toshiba’s EcoSmart Toner Recycling Program has prevented more than 1,674 tons of e-waste from filling open land. Toshiba’s toner recycling program, in partnership with the internationally recognized recycler Close the Loop, collects imaging consumables for material recovery at their zero waste to landfill facility. The materials received are sent through a recycling process and returned to the commodities market for reuse.
Toshiba’s recycling emphasis is a primary reason the company’s e‑STUDIO multifunction printers appear on the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool registry. EPEAT is the definitive global rating system for greener electronics.
Toshiba collaborates with PrintReleaf to replant trees in the United States, Madagascar, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ireland, Canada, Brazil, and India. Since 2016, this partnership has led to the planting of 121,965 trees across global reforestation projects in these countries.
Toshiba clients who participate in the program may select the specific areas they want to help reforest upon recommendations from the World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch initiative.
A new tree is planted once a Toshiba client prints 8,333 sheets. World-leading inspection, verification, testing and certification organization, SGS International certifies the global reforestation partners while authenticating the 100 percent net survival of the trees.