Continuing its commitment to maintain a more sustainable planet, Toshiba
America Business Solutions recycled more than 229 metric tons of
e-waste – stemming from used toner products – in 2018. The total marks
the highest amount of e-waste the company has recycled in a calendar
Since partnering with internationally-recognized recycler Close
the Loop in 2008, Toshiba has prevented more than 1,229 metric tons
– the equivalent weight of 10,712 average-sized professional football
players1–of e-waste from hitting
Through Toshiba’s ecoSmart Toner Recycling program, the company’s spent
imaging products are transformed into reusable material via a
zero-thermal recovery process. These components are often incorporated
within future products, thereby contributing to the circular economy.
Powder recovered from recycled toner cartridges is a primary element in
an asphalt product to resurface roads. Plastic from spent toner
consumables is also used to create pens and rulers.
“Fostering and maintaining a sustainable environment in the communities
where we live and work is a signature mandate of Toshiba, as well as a
primary directive for many of our partner and client organizations,”
stated Toshiba America Business Solutions President and Chief Executive
Officer Scott Maccabe. “While our leadership and workforce are pleased
with the success of our recycling program, we strive to continue our
commitment and improvement to this vitally important initiative.”
Toshiba’s toner recycling program is a primary reason the company’s
multifunction printers are listed on the EPEAT
(Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool) registry, the
definitive global rating system for greener electronics.
1ESPN.com, “NFL Census: Finding the league’s biggest
outliers,” June 8, 2018
About Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) provides multifunction
printers, managed document services and digital signage for businesses
of all sizes throughout the United States, Mexico, and Central and South
America. The company’s award-winning e-STUDIO™
copiers and printers provide quality performance with the security
Complementing its hardware offering is a full suite of document
workflow, capture and security services including Encompass™,
the company’s industry-acclaimed Managed Print Services program.
Encompass enables clients to print less and optimize workflow while
improving energy efficiency.
digital signage offering includes all of the hardware, software and
services needed to implement dynamic and interactive digital signage
TABS provides content creation and management, displays, integration,
installation and project management services as well as financing for
solutions ranging from a single screen to the biggest arenas and
stadiums. For additional information, please visit business.toshiba.com.
Follow TABS on Facebook,
About Close the Loop
Close the Loop is a leading global recycler of imaging consumables
including inkjet cartridges, laser toner cartridges, drum units, copier
bottles and more. Using state of the art materials separation processes,
all cartridges are recycled with zero waste to landfill. Close the Loop
is committed to the principle of managing its operations in an
environmentally responsible way.