Environmental Initiatives

Environmental Initiatives

Canon has undertaken several initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of our operations and the products we produce. All of these actions are incorporated into our Environmental Management System (EMS), which is based upon the policies described in our Environmental Charter. Read below about how to recycle ink and toner cartridges and office equipment and supplies.

Home and Small Office Recycling

To contribute to the goal of zero landfill waste, Canon has introduced a collection and recycling program for Genuine Canon Inkjet Printer Cartridges. Additionally, through the Consumer Products Recycling Program, Canon helps customers in the United States recycle Canon consumer products and certain small office/home office products.

Recycling of Office Equipment and Supplies

Canon begins to analyze the environmental impact of products at the beginning of the product cycle. Focuses include energy-efficient manufacturing processes, developing energy-efficient products, increasing the amount of recycled materials, creating a copier toner cartridge collection and recycling program, and eliminating or reducing hazardous substances.