As part of our philosophy, we take our environmental responsibility seriously and help our customers understand how they can reduce their own environmental impact.

Toshiba Carbon Zero Scheme

What is the Carbon Zero scheme?

Back in 2009, Toshiba took an active step to help the environment. Through the Carbon Zero Scheme Toshiba found a way to reduce its impact on the global climate.

They introduced the concept of carbon offsetting. This is a way to reduce the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere by balancing or cancelling out these gases. Toshiba achieved this by setting up environmental projects around the world; essentially putting back into the earth what is taken out.

What projects does the Carbon Zero scheme support?

The projects set up as part of the Carbon Zero scheme aim to compensate for the greenhouse gas emissions produced through the creation and delivery of Toshiba devices.

Take a look at just three of the projects below:

• In Kenya, one project provides energy efficient stoves. The stoves produce 50% reduction in the need for firewood and carbon emission is reduced

• In Uganda, a project rehabilitates boreholes. This restores a safe, clean source of drinking water for the community, reducing the need to boil the water. This too saves the unnecessary creation of carbon emissions.

• In Brazil, a rain forest protection project is in place providing sustainable forestry management. This ensures that thousands of animals’ natural habitats are protected

How has the Carbon Zero scheme helped?

Between 2009 and 2015, the Carbon Zero scheme has had a total carbon offset of 430,150 tonnes of CO2. This is equivalent to driving around the earth’s circumference 56,121 times, or 127,232 return flights from Dusseldorf to Tokyo.

It is important to realise, these projects have a social and economic impact. Across the world, the projects provide jobs for local people, helping all generations of the community, improving their health for years to come. Building a better future for the communities involved.

How the Carbon Zero Scheme can help your business?

You will be playing an active part in helping the environment by investing in products that are involved in Toshiba’s Carbon Zero Scheme, without compromising on product quality or performance. All of our Toshiba Multifunction Printers and other products that have been carbon offset will be supplied with the Carbon Zero logo.

To learn more or to get involved in the programme, Contact Us today.

Toner Recycling Programme

We take our role in preserving the environment seriously and encourage our customers to do the same.  To help minimise the impact of our printer supplies, we offer our Eco-Box Scheme, designed for the return and recycling of used waste toner and empty toner bottles. Each Eco-Box can hold approximately 20 used toner cartridges.

Your Eco-Box will be collected by our registered carrier and the waste toner will be recycled in accordance with environmental regulations. The toner particles can be reused to help in the production of paint or as a colouring agent in aggregates. The empty toner bottles are used again or sent off to make other plastic products. All materials that are returned are recycled and reused. None of the waste ends up in a landfill.

To take part in our recycling programme, you can order your Eco Boxes by calling 01452 238888 or contact us at info@tecbusinessgroup.com