Konica Minolta Launches Cost-Free Consumables Recycling Program
RAMSEY, NJ—Nov. 16, 2010—Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has launched the Konica Minolta Clean Planet recycling program that will provide easy and cost-free consumables recycling to all customers. Whether they have a single desktop printer, complete fleet of bizhub MFPs, or professional bizhub PRO/PRESS production print systems, all Konica Minolta customers will help reduce their ecological footprint with the Clean Planet Recycling Program’s streamlined return and recycle process.
Customers will now be able to return and recycle all major consumables—including toner cartridges, imaging units, waste toner bottles, developer/developer units and drums—for all Konica Minolta models without any shipping or processing costs. The program ensures that received recyclables are processed in an environmentally safe and responsible manner—no recyclable items are permitted to go into landﬁlls.
“Konica Minolta invested heavily in developing this program to ensure it would bring only the highest value to our customers, and we are excited to launch it as a critical part of our corporate environmental initiatives,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
“The Clean Planet Recycling Program seeks to ensure that we are not only addressing the environmental concerns of our customers, but also meeting Konica Minolta’s responsibilities for global sustainability. While delivering market-leading products and solutions is an ongoing commitment to customers, this new initiative ensures that customers can now count on Konica Minolta for much more than just their digital imaging needs.”
For high-volume customers, Konica Minolta can arrange for the delivery and pickup of recycling pallets that hold a large quantity of consumable items.
To minimize energy and fuel costs associated with shipping, Konica Minolta has partnered with approved facilities located across the country, with collection points that are automatically selected based on the customer’s location. When labels are printed, the closest facility is automatically selected to minimize the energy and fuel costs associated with shipping. Shipping is further reduced by the exclusive Clean Planet box which can hold multiple consumables.
For more information, please visit www.cleanplanetus.com.
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. For the third consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
Source: Company press release.