US: Toshiba recycles 174 tons of e-waste in 2015

The e-waste was collected as part of the company’s internal Zero Waste to Landfill programme, which was introduced in close collaboration with global recycler Close the Loop

Since the initiative was incepted back in 2008, TABS has recycled roughly 712 tons of e-waste.
Since the initiative was incepted back in 2008, TABS has recycled roughly 712 tons of e-waste.

Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) recycled 174 tons of used toner products in 2015.

Collected as part of its Zero Waste to Landill campaign and in close collaboration with global recycler Close the Loop.

Since the initiative was incepted back in 2008, TABS has recycled roughly 712 tons of e-waste, which is then taken The Irvine, a tech company allied with Close the Loop. The Irvine separates spent imaging products and coverts reusable parts, plastics, metal and toners.

Additionally, Toshiba’s collaboration with Close the Loop converts e-waste into eLumber, a recycled resource used to create outdoor products, such as park benches and fences. The line is intended to be sold to community organisations and non-profit entities like Habitat for Humanity.

Tom Walter, a vice president for TABS, shared: “The commitment to sustainability is a vital element of Toshiba’s DNA as well as a point of emphasis for our workforce.”

He added: “Fortunately, Toshiba’s eco mission is of equal importance to the vast majority of our customers, as the success of our 'Zero Waste to Landfill' initiative clearly underscores.”

TABS, a subsidiary of Toshiba TEC Corp, has also recently pushed for e-studio multifunction products to be become part of the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool registry. The global rating evaluates the ‘green’ impact of electronics.

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