Do you have an old printer or copy machine you are unsure what to do with? Before destroying it, you should consider recycling your machine. If you aren’t sure where to start or how to recycle old copy machines and printers properly, ACT Group (A BDS Company) can help!
The case for recycling office equipment
You may not realize that many copiers and printers contain hazardous materials that negatively impact the environment. Once these chemicals and materials are released into the environment, they affect the air quality, negatively impacting daily life.
What is more disappointing is how avoidable this all is. Electronic recycling is one of the most significant initiatives we can take to try and reverse the environmental damage that has been done by excessive electronic waste. E-waste is one of the fastest-growing types of pollution that negatively impacts the environment. You are taking a step in the right direction by recycling your office equipment, including your printers, copiers, and fax machines.
What are my options for recycling?
Many recycling options are available to businesses that want to reduce the environmental impact of destroying their office equipment. Let’s discuss a few different scenarios.
Instead of throwing out your old office equipment, consider donating it to someone that needs it. Many schools, nonprofits, and healthcare facilities need office equipment at an affordable price, and this is a perfect opportunity to donate to an industry in need. You can also donate your equipment at a local thrift store or refurbished technology shop for good use.
Give back to the manufacturer
Say you have a Xerox fax machine or Canon printer and aren’t sure where to recycle your materials. Consider contacting the manufacturer of your equipment directly to see if they will take the equipment back. Many manufacturers, including Canon and Xerox, have adopted recycling programs to eliminate waste and refurbish parts for future equipment.
Let ACT Group handle your office equipment recycling
We may be biased, but recycling with a local trusted print partner like ACT Group (A BDS company) is our favorite option. Donating your office equipment to a certified print partner means the materials from your equipment will be refurbished to help assist the local community with their future printing needs. Donating or recycling feels better when you make a direct impact on your community. ACT Group (A BDS company) will handle all the recycling, so you don’t have to worry about finding the right place to donate.
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