Carbon neutral toner and ink cartridges recycling scheme launched in the UAE
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, June 25 - 2012 at 12:07
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Canon Emirates, a leader in imaging solutions, has announced plans to launch a carbon neutral Toner and Ink Cartridges recycling program in the UAE. The programme will be launched with the support of Industryre, a leading sustainable management consultancy firm.
We are very pleased that the UAE market is setting a precedent in the region with this pioneering project. This is in line with our corporate philosophy of Kyosei, which means living and working together for the common good, and given that the UAE is a commercial hub for the Middle East, we feel that it is only fitting that we start the roll-out with the Emirates".
In the long term, Canon Middle East plans to expand the program to all markets in the region. However, during the initial rollout in the UAE, Canon Emirates will be aiming to cater to Canon's corporate customers from all sectors in the UAE.
A unique feature of the scheme is that any COČ emissions generated as part of this process, for example, during the transportation of the collection boxes, will be estimated and offset through a carbon credit offsetting procedure.
Carbon credits are similar to certificates that represent a reduction of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Projects that prevent the generation of greenhouse gases or remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere earn these credits, which can in turn then be "sold" to other businesses and individuals to "offset" the emissions they generate. One carbon credit is the equivalent to a saving of one tonne of COČ.
Industryre said: "We are delighted to partner with Canon on this project. At Industryre we are committing to help companies meet their sustainability and business objectives. We are looking forward to bringing together our world-class expertise across the different sustainability disciplines to help launch this initiative in the UAE", Ahmed Detta, Managing Partner, Industryre LLC.
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