Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

May 24, 2008


Fuji Xerox Collecting Used Products and Cartridges Across China

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Fuji Xerox Eco-Manufacturing (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, a 100-percent owned subsidiary of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. of Japan, held an opening ceremony to commemorate its start of operations on January 15, 2008. Used products such as copy machines, printers and cartridges collected from most areas of China are dismantled at the plant and sorted for recycling into 64 categories of materials such as iron, aluminum, lenses, glass and copper.

With a total investment of about 650 million yen (about US $ 6.5 million), the plant is capable of dismantling and recycling 15,000 used product units and 500,000 ink cartridges a year, with the goal of achieving a collection rate of 96 percent for used products and 99.9 percent for cartridges for recycling. Fuji Xerox expects to recycle 4,000 used product units and 120,000 ink cartridges at the plant in fiscal 2008. Since June 2007, the company has been collecting recyclable products from place to place in major cities, and plans to expand recovery operations throughout China.

Fuji Xerox achieved the first "zero waste" recycling of used products in Japan in August 2000, and started operating an international resource recycling system based in Thailand in December, 2004, for recycling used products collected from nine countries and regions in the Asia-Pacific area.
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Posted: 2008/05/24 09:29:19 AM