Japanese Printer Ink Firms Donate To Recycling Project
Some six Japanese firms specialising in inkjet printers have been contributing funds to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
According to Corporate Responsibility Asia, inkjet printer sellers including Canon Marketing Japan and Epson Sales Japan Corp are developing "joint initiatives", as part of the Ink Cartridge Homecoming Project, aimed at collecting and recycling used home printer ink cartridges.
According to the news provider, this is the first donation strategy by private companies in Japan that is going toward work for environmental conservation in Asia and the Pacific regions, channelled through the UNEP.
The used ink cartridge recycling project is in partnership with the Japan Post Group. 3,639 post offices act as hubs for ink cartridge collections and a donation of 3 yen (about 3p) for every cartridge is made to UNEP twice a year.
This month it was announced that Canon had set up a similar recycling scheme in the Philippines.