Canon goes national with inkjet recycling program

Printer and imaging technology company teams with FedEx Office to faciltate collection of spent PIXMA cartridges.

Canon U.S.A. has teamed up with FedEx Office to support nationwide collection of inkjet cartridges for recycling.

The collaborative effort by Canon, FedEx Office, Sims Recycling Solutions and Close the Loop is focused on collecting empty PIXMA inkjet cartridges. After being collected in one of more than 1,600 FedEx Office locations, the cartridges will be processed by Sims Recycling (in one of 13 sites) and then passed on to Close the Loop for material recovery. For example, the Close the Loop organization recovers inkjet plastics for felt-tip pens and markers. It can also use the recycled inks for industrial coloring agents.

Canon's latest recycling effort is part of the Canon Generation Green program , which is the technology company's overall corporate sustainability effort.