RICOH TURNS USED CARTRIDGES INTO BENCHES (SEE VIDEO)

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RICOH TURNS USED CARTRIDGES INTO BENCHES (SEE VIDEO)

 user 2009-06-30 at 12:22:09 pm Views: 34
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    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/southeastasia/view/438667/1/.html
    Malaysia:Ricoh recycles used cartridges, bottles to make benches

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    KUALA
    LUMPUR: With the widespread use of computers and other machines, office
    trash has emerged as a growing environmental problem.One Malaysian
    company has tapped into the durable nature of plastic to turn used
    toner cartridges and bottles into something much more environmentally
    friendly.Benches that are made entirely from recycled toner cartridges
    and bottles are a common sight at many monorail stations, parks and
    schools in downtown Kuala Lumpur.The company behind the initiative said
    it costs nearly US$300 to produce one bench, but the money is well
    spent.Lim Eng Weng, managing director, Ricoh Malaysia, said: “We
    actually pay a dollar per cartridge to our technical team to collect
    (these used cartridges) from customers.”We’ve been able to do up to 60
    per cent – the other 40 per cent still get thrown away. With more
    awareness on recycling, some people actually do it out of their own
    initiative and find it a joy to recycle plastic.”

    Ricoh sells
    over 1,000 copiers a year in Malaysia. On average, at least 3,000 toner
    cartridges are thrown away each month. As only half of these cartridges
    get recycled, the company hopes to raise this number to 85 per cent.The
    company’s green message has gone down well with Malaysians.One said: “I
    always think that recycling is a good idea because you don’t waste too
    much.”"It’s a good idea to make our world greener than before,” another
    added.