Toshiba Commemorates Earth Day Through Yearlong Recycling & Reforesting

Company Recycles More Than 68 Tons & Replants 21,422 Trees Across the Globe in 2020   

LAKE FOREST, Calif., April 21, 2021Toshiba America Business Solutions commemorates Earth Day 2021 while continuing its commitment to a more sustainable planet through ongoing recycling and reforesting initiatives.  This focus led to the recycling of more than 68 U.S. tons of used toner consumables and reforesting of 21,422 trees in 2020.

Recycling Preserves Open Space  

Preventing more than 1,610 tons of e-waste from entering landfills since 2008 is the result of Toshiba’s EcoSmart Toner Recycling Program in partnership with the internationally recognized recycler, Close the Loop.  This weight is equivalent to 501 of the latest Zamboni® ice resurfacing machines.

Toshiba’s EcoSmart Toner Recycling Program ensures the transformation of the company’s spent toner cartridges for reuse.  Many of the components convert into new products including an asphalt material for resurfacing roads.

Global Reforestation  

Toshiba has facilitated the replanting of 99,736 trees across global reforestation projects in Madagascar, Dominican Republic, United States, Mexico, Ireland, Canada, Brazil and India since partnering with PrintReleaf in 2016.  Toshiba customers choose the specific areas they want to reforest per recommendations of the World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch initiative.   

A new tree is planted once a Toshiba customer prints 8,333 sheets.  SGS International, a world-leading inspection, verification, testing and certification organization, certifies the global reforestation partners while verifying the 100 percent net survival of the trees.

“Establishing a more sustainable and healthier planet through our day-to-day efforts is a primary focus of our Toshiba workforce,” stated Toshiba America Business Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Maccabe.  “While pleased with our current accomplishments in this area, we assertively strive to improve upon and surpass these achievements in 2021 and beyond.”

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About Close the Loop

Close the Loop (CtL) provides best-in-class sustainability solutions to help companies enhance corporate social responsibility programs.  Trusted by the global imaging industry, CtL designs and manages high efficient ink and toner take-back, recovery and reuse programs.  Working throughout North America, Australia and Europe, CtL works towards a circular economy keeping items that would normally end up in landfills and oceans and turning them into useful commodities.  To learn more, please visit www.closetheloopusa.com or follow Close the Loop on Facebook and LinkedIn 

About PrintReleaf

PrintReleaf creates a global sustainability standard by certifiably guaranteeing to releaf the paper consumption of PrintReleaf customers. PrintReleaf is the only technology platform that measures customers’ paper usage and certifiably reforests that usage on an equivalent basis. The patented PrintReleaf technology not only tracks paper consumption, but also monitors PrintReleaf reforestation partners to ensure fulfillment. Market-leading companies with a passion for the environment and a progressive concern for advancing environmental stewardship, together with their customers, rely on PrintReleaf to provide a nexus of partnerships involving forestry, technology, and business. For more information, please visit http://www.printreleaf.com.   

About Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) is a workplace solutions provider delivering an extensive portfolio of industry-recognized workflow and document management products for businesses of all sizes across the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America.

TABS supports the diverse needs of today’s professionals through award-winning e‑STUDIO multifunction printers, label and receipt printers, digital signage, managed print services, and cloud solutions.  Toshiba continuously focuses on the clients and communities it serves, is committed to sustainability and is recognized as a Wall Street Journal Top 100 Sustainable Company.  To learn more, please visit business.toshiba.com.  Follow TABS on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and YouTube.   

Media Contact:

Toshiba America Business Solutions
Rick Havacko
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Rick.Havacko@tabs.toshiba.com

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