Fuji Xerox opens green facility: photos

Fuji Xerox opens green facility: photos

Summary: Fuji Xerox today officially opened its new eco-manufacturing plant in Sydney. The facility, built in a heritage-listed building that used to make sheet metal for World War II bombers, now has a huge focus on e-waste recycling.

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    Very little is wasted or thrown away in the new Fuji Xerox facility. When workers clean out toner cartridges, an extraction system pulls it out of the room they are working in, and puts it into barrels. These barrels are then sent to Victoria, where they are used in concrete kilns.

    Fuji Xerox said that it always looks for new ways to reuse its waste. Last year, this leftover toner went to stone companies for use in road base.

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    The facility handles everything from the construction of machines through to quality control, where machines are put through their paces in a lab, right through to shipping.

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    Fuji Xerox technicians analyse everything in the products to see how they can be improved upon, and to pass their learning back to the company's head engineers and designers.

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