KYOCERA Document Solutions partners with Planet Ark

 Sydney, Australia – Tuesday 29 May, 2012 – KYOCERA Document Solutions, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies today announced their partnership with Planet Ark for the recycling collection of consumable waste in the work place.

Having run their own recycling collection program, KyoCollect, for many years Kyocera have now chosen to partner with Planet Ark believing this will be more convenient for their customers where multiple branded devices are in use.

As David Finn, Managing Director, Kyocera Document Solutions Australia and New Zealand explained, “We’ve run our own recycling campaign for many years and have been proud to offer a solution that we managed ourselves. This worked very well in smaller organisations where Kyocera work with them exclusively for their printer and copier needs. Yet as we have grown, and work increasingly with larger organisations and government departments, this isn’t always the easiest solution for these customers. They
may have multiple vendors and want one collection point for their consumable waste.”

The ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ (C4PA) is a well regarded and highly recognised extended producer responsibility program addressing the growing issue of electronic waste in Australia.

Participation in C4PA for Kyocera’s customers is free, convenient, and provides an established network of collection boxes in more than 30,000 locations around Australia. Kyocera’s customers can register easily either through the Kyocera website or visiting Planet Ark’s site http://cartridges.planetark.org/workplace/register.cfm

The aim of the program is to prevent cartridges from entering the waste stream and thereby reduce the potential environmental impact arising from the end of life disposal of cartridges. The recycled materials are put to a variety of uses such as turned into pens, rulers, chemical spill clean up kits, and in eWood™ applications such as park benches fencing, and signs.

Kyocera’s philosophy - to ‘dispose of less, recycle more’ and reduce the impact of business waste on the environment - is embraced from the design and creation of the product, its operation with minimal waste and cost, the foam free packaging constructed from biodegradable packaging and the final disposal of product.

Kyocera supports numerous environmental initiatives including being a signatory to the National Packaging Covenant and over a decade long partnership with Clean Up Australia, helping communities to clean up, fix up and conserve the environment.

Kyocera Document Solutions Australia is pleased to sponsor the ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' recycling program and looks forward to continuing to work with their customers to help minimise waste and recycle more.