Lexmark’s cartridge recycle program picks up

Lexmark announced that its Lexmark Cartridge Collection Program (LCCP) has picked up the speed in South Africa, and over 60 000 cartridges have been collected and recycled over the past year.

The program is voluntary and enables Lexmark customers to contribute to an environmentally friendly initiative where all types of Lexmark print and toner cartridges are collected by the company for free for total recycling.

“The program has been running for the past year and has been a great success,” says Nathan Nayagar, Managing Director of Lexmark South Africa and English speaking Africa. “This global initiative is one step closer to achieving a circular economy that will eventually minimise resource input, waste, emissions and energy leakage.”

Lexmark collects on average 4 000 cartridges per month, all of which are 100% recyclable, which is critical when you consider the fact that it takes 1 000 years for the average print/toner cartridge to decompose in a landfill.

There is always room for growth, and while locally, the LCCP is still in its early days, our growth rate has been satisfying.” Nayagar also believes the program’s success is because of the easy way it works. “All willing participants needs to do is sign in and register a Lexmark account, from there a special container will be delivered to our client’s offices that will store all types of empty Lexmark toner and ink cartridges, when it is full simply get hold us online, via our app or even give us a call.”