Frequently Asked Questions about recycling

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What does “Zero waste to landfill” mean?
  • How can I return my empty Ricoh toner cartridges?
  • How does Ricoh define Recycling and reuse?

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Frequently Asked Questions about recycling

"Zero Waste to Landfill” means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate waste and conserve and recover all resources, rather than allowing them to go into landfill. Implementing Zero Waste to landfill will eliminate all discharges to land and water that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.
 
At Ricoh the material recovery process involves creating commodities out of our wasted products, essentially making old outputs new inputs for similar or different industrial sectors.
At Ricoh this material recovery process involves creating commodities out of our wasted products, essentially making old outputs new inputs for similar or different industrial sectors.

To return empty Ricoh toner cartridges free of charge, we established a pan-European return programme, which ensures reuse and/or material recovery at our factories in Europe. This service is free of charge and available in most European countries.
To use this service or to read more information about this return programme, please visit www.ricoh-return.com
 
If you want to return Ricoh consumables that are not listed on this website or you want to return Ricoh consumables within a country that is not listed, please contact your local Ricoh supplier.

“Recycling” versus “reuse”: The word “Recycling” is used for a wide variety of divergent matters, like material recovery, refurbishment, energy recovery, etc. The destination of a “recycled” item is sometimes unclear, therefore it can be difficult to determine the environmental burden associated with “collect and recycle” processes.

Only a part of all recycled items are being “reused” in products that they were manufactured for originally. When Ricoh is re-using an item, it has been or will be (partly) reused within our own group, which provides a closed loop for recycling and enhances our contribution to a sustainable society.

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