In an effort inching closer to a closed-loop system, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and office equipment, has debuted a line of recycled calculator models in the U.S. The calculators are made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic from old Canon copier materials.
The three models – the LS-154TG, the HS-1000TG and the TS-1200TG – are available with a variety of eco-conscious features, including the ability to run on solar and battery power sources. The paper packaging and instructions manuals included with the calculators are also made of recycled paper.
“Our line of calculators utilizing recycled Canon copier plastic offers great performance and reliability, as well as the knowledge that these products are helping to contribute to the overall sustainability of the environment,” says Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager of Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A.
Canon established the industry’s first and longest-running Cartridge Return Program in 1990, diverting more than 150,000 tons of toner cartridges from landfills. Returned cartridges are sorted and put through a recycling and energy recovery process, producing plastics and metals that can be used in the manufacturing of new cartridges and other products.
Other Canon products, including printers, scanners and fax machines are available for recycling under the Canon Consumer Products Recycling Program.