Consumers can take empty Canon PIXMA printer cartridges to any of the more than 1,600 FedEx Office print and ship centers in the United States. Sims will consolidate and process the cartridges and send them to Close the Loop for final recycling. The program will be free for all consumers, Canon said in a press release.
"With the rise in consumer environmental awareness, Canon is pleased to offer customers the opportunity to participate in this national recycling program," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, imaging technologies and communications for Canon U.S.A. "Environmental responsibility and awareness have always been a top priority for Canon, and recycling is one of the simplest yet most beneficial aspects of this."
The company said the recycling program ties into the Canon Generation Green initiative that aims to help reduce the environmental impact in all stages of a product's lifecycle. Generation Green is designed to provide business partners, customers and consumers a way to identify and learn about Canon’s various eco-conscious features and solutions, which include possible cost savings through energy efficiency.