Volkswagen motors towards efficiency by recycling toner cartridges

2010-03-19 07:52:57

Published on 2010-03-19 07:52:57

Volkswagen has become the latest big firm to wear its green credentials on its sleeve by revealing details of its toner cartridge recycling.

Volkswagen Group, the international vehicle manufacturer, has become the latest big firm to set an example when it comes to recycling printer ink, ink cartridges and toner cartridges.

The Germany company has been making an effort to progress in terms of costs, energy efficiency and its environmental balance sheet by introducing a raft of new initiatives.

It has replaced more than 52,000 fax machines, printers, photocopiers and scanners with less than 17,500 all-in-one devices throughout its business and integrated these products into a unified IT infrastructure.

There is also a new device which informs employees about toner cartridge levels which means that maintenance is carried out as needed and storage of consumables on site is no longer necessary.

In addition, toner cartridges are always changed in an environmentally friendly way without non-specialist staff needing to get involved.

Klaus Hard Muhleck, head of group IT at the company, said: "The multifunction device project, which is now complete, was a major and successful step. And there is more to come."

By Canzil Ahmed

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