At Allied Office Machines we are constantly looking to improve our green credentials and create a sustainable approach to the way we do business.
Our partnership with Ricoh helps with this as sustainability is built into their product design and prevalent throughout their value chain.
Ricoh have undertaken a series of initiatives in the areas of energy efficiency, resource conservation and human wellbeing to minimise the environmental impact of their devices. As a result they are pleased to introduce their new range IM C Series.
The IM C Series boasts industry-leading low Typical Energy Consumption (TEC) values and automatic eco-mode energy saving (0.3W) when in sleep mode. By using an innovative new toner that fuses at a lower temperature, IM C Series significantly lowers energy consumption. Sleep mode power consumption has also been reduced, helping you achieve a smaller carbon footprint with lower costs.
More recycled plastic
Designed for sustainability throughout its lifecycle, the IM C Series is made using 50% post-consumer recycled plastic while PET toner bottles are produced from 100% recycled plastic. Plastic packaging is reduced by 54% thanks to a more sustainable material and no excess packaging.
Waste management is also a focus as our operations generate paper, plastic and metal waste, which we strive to consume less and recycle more to reduce our environmental impact by:
- Encouraging individual responsibility for recycling initiatives and providing recycling facilities for paper, printer toners, plastics and metal
- Refurbishing older equipment and providing these as a service. Refurbishing means we return the condition of the equipment to nearly new.
- The products we can no longer refurbish are donated to Southampton Special Purpose Workshop, a Hampshire-based company helping adults with special needs. SSPW strips out all materials from the equipment which are then recycled.
- In addition, we offer a free toner cartridge recycling service to all our customers with 90% of all used toner cartridges being recycled.