Canon works to minimize the environmental impact at every stage in the creation, use, and disposal of a product. We put significant effort into creating products that are smaller, lighter, easier to recycle, and that incorporate high-yield components that maximize their useful lives.
The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) product design system assesses the amount of carbon dioxide emitted throughout a product's life. The data from this system helps us continually perfect ways to minimize CO2 production: from raw materials to the production, distribution, use, and disposal or recycling of our products.
Canon has created plastics composed of 100% recycled material for use in its products, reducing the need for new, petroleum-based materials. imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems also make use of bio-based plastics for certain parts and components.
To contribute to the goal of zero landfill waste, Canon offers a collection and recycling program for Canon plastic toner containers. To support local recycling efforts, a plastic resin code is engraved on each container. If toner containers cannot be recycled locally or sent to a local energy recovery facility, Canon also offers a collection program.