Friday, October 24, 2008

Epson Introduces a Recyclable Printer

Epson’s EC-01 inkjet printer is the top product in their new Environmental Vision 2050 initiative. Epson has set the following four key conditions in order to work towards achieving Environmental Vision 2050:

  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by 90% across the entire product life cycle.
  • Inclusion of all products in the resource reuse and recycling loop.
  • Reduction of direct CO2 emissions by 90%, and elimination of global warming gas emissions other than CO2.

The printer is shipped in an unpainted recycled cardboard box, the manual is printed on recycled paper, and the included driver CD is stored within an envelope made of recycled paper. But what really sets this printer apart is that you don’t replace the ink: when the cartridge runs out, you replace the whole printer. Great, huh?

Via TCD blog

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