European Commission Supports Efforts To Make The Printer Industry Greener

2013-02-08 15:56:18

Published on 2013-02-08 15:56:18

The European Commission has supported a voluntary agreement by the manor computer printer manufacturers to boost the green standards of their industry.

Companies have agreed to undertake a number of measures to boost the use of duplex and "N-up" printing in a bid to save paper, with those signed up to the agreement including Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson and Ricoh.

Among the targets of the agreement are higher levels of ink cartridge recycling and more energy-efficient devices.

"The voluntary agreement has undergone a thorough impact assessment and we have concluded that it could be considered equivalent to binding regulations adopted under the EU's 2009 Ecodesign Directive," said the Commission.

Kyocera is one company that has made efforts to become more energy-efficient, with the firm announcing that its ECOSYS machines reduce power consumption by 30 per cent.

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Posted by Johnny McMaster.

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