Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
The biggest action we can take to reduce our environmental impact is to reduce our level of wastage and resources, prolong the life of our products through reuse, or recycle end of life material into a feed stream for new products.
Our recycling, consumption reduction and emission reduction programs all exhibit elements of the reduce, reuse, and recycle approach and align to our Product Stewardship policy and our ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ principle.
Our recycling programs are not limited to machines and consumables; in an industry first Ricoh operates a parts recycling program. Service parts replaced by our technicians during the servicing of machines in the field are either recycled using the Collection boxes at the customer’s premises (from our Consumables Recycling Program) or removed and returned to the branch into designated recycling receptacles.
All of our programs have combined to successfully divert tonnes of Ricoh trade waste from landfill to date.