Ricoh as not everyone knows, is quite impressive to spend roughly $3000 a month for their recycling project which includes collecting used or empty printer toner and ink cartridges. These information are mainly from their recycling facility in Malaysia alone, since I haven't gotten much details about the company's other recycling areas. Additionally, Ricoh also collects unused or worn-out printer equipments, copiers and other electronic devices to ensure that these products are disposed properly and that they wouldn't end up in the landfills.
The company's reliable technical supporters are the ones responsible for collecting the printers, copier, etc., from customers who want to dispose it. Instead of just letting those products become land-fillers, they're taking them to Ricoh's recycling plant. Through recycling electronic products, Ricoh was able to manufacture brand new printers and copiers from used components and materials.
In addition, RIcoh USA also facilitates several return programs for printer toner cartridges, container and maintenance kit. The company pushes it all by encouraging most of its customers to recycle their printer supplies by participating in any of their return programs. Out of these used supplies, they managed to produce recycled toner cartridges and ink cartridges which reflects the company's environmental responsibility.
Mr. Peter Wee, COO of Ricoh Malaysia, mentioned that their company will be focusing on SME (Small and Medium Enterprises). Probably in the mid quarter of this year, there's an expected launching of new laser printers from Ricoh which aims to boost the company's venture in the field of small and medium enterprises.