Vendors are jumping over each other to prove they have consumable, recycling and conservation cred.
Vendors are jumping over themselves to prove there are printer- and
MFP-related ways to reduce energy use and be kind to the environment.
Samsung Electronics America announced March 12 at the spring Press and Reseller
Summit the launch of its PrintCycle program as part of the company's newly
redesigned PrintCentives campaign.
According to Samsung, PrintCycle is a printing and toner recycling program
for a number of Samsung's professional CLP
color and ML monochrome laser printers and CLX
To help reduce the consumption of natural resources, PrintCycle will also
offer participating businesses a three-year product refresh, along with a toner
purchase and recycle program. "Samsung is continually trying to find ways
to be environment friendly," said Jay Allan Shears, director of Office
Automation in Samsung's Information Technology Division. "The PrintCycle program
is our commitment to the participating customer to ensure that our printers
stay optimized for environmental efficiency."
Another relevant Samsung environmental initiative is its STAR
(Samsung Takeback and Recycle) program, in conjunction with FedEx's
facilitation of toner recycling.
"The laser and inkjet cartridge industry is doing a pretty good job of
making sure that products are being recycled or reused," said John Shane,
director of Communication Supplies Consulting Service for market research firm
InfoTrends. "OEMs are introducing programs so users can send cartridges
back for recycling. And the aftermarket is collecting and refurbishing toner
empties for reuse."