Fuji Xerox’s recycling process is a core part of their business model that helps them avoid needless landfill waste and reduce material input costs.
The company operates numerous recycling systems, in which products released to the market are collected back after use and the parts are either reused or recycled, thus reducing electronic waste sent to landfill. The company introduced this system across its operations. Since 2010, the company has maintained a recycling rate of at least 99.5% across its operations.
Why you should care
E-waste poses a significant risk to the environment, as electronic products often contain toxic heavy metals. But there is value in e-waste: the enormous – and growing – levels of e-waste in the EU alone has been forecast to be worth over $3.7 billion by 2020. Fuji Xerox’s decision to reclaim and recycle their products makes environmental and business sense.