Fuji Xerox’s recycling process is a core part of their business model that helps them avoid needless landfill waste and reduce material input costs.

The company operates numerous recycling systems, in which products released to the market are collected back after use and the parts are either reused or recycled, thus reducing electronic waste sent to landfill. The company introduced this system across its operations. Since 2010, the company has maintained a recycling rate of at least 99.5% across its operations.

Why you should care

E-waste poses a significant risk to the environment, as electronic products often contain toxic heavy metals. But there is value in e-waste: the enormous – and growing – levels of e-waste in the EU alone has been forecast to be worth over $3.7 billion by 2020. Fuji Xerox’s decision to reclaim and recycle their products makes environmental and business sense.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Responsible consumption and production

Achieving an almost 100% recycling rate across its operations since 2010 shows how large corporations can make the most of existing resources and reduce their demand for new resources.

Life on land

E-waste is environmentally harmful, especially in countries with inadequate regulations and infrastructure. Reducing electronics in landfills is one way to help combat this.