Konica Minolta Further Enhances Clean Planet Program

Recycling Program Welcomes User Portal and Strategic Partnerships for Responsible Processes

Recycling Program Welcomes User Portal and Strategic Partnerships for Responsible Processes

Ramsey, NJ – November 26, 2013 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced enhancements to the Konica Minolta Clean Planet Recycling Program to further improve upon and simplify the recycling process for customer consumables.  

Providing easy and cost-free recycling to all customers, the Clean Planet Program helps reduce the overall ecological footprint via a streamlined return and recycle process. Whether relying on a single desktop printer, a complete fleet of bizhub MFPs, or professional bizhub PRO or bizhub PRESS production print systems,

customers can return and recycle all major consumables—including toner cartridges, imaging units, waste toner bottles, developer/developer units and drums—for all Konica Minolta models without any shipping or processing costs.

Further improving upon the program’s success, Konica Minolta is announcing the following enhancements:

  • Zero Landfill Waste - Konica Minolta has partnered with a leading global recycler of imaging consumables to process returned consumables in an environmentally safe and responsible manner. All cartridges are recycled with zero waste to landfill and zero incineration.
  • Reuse of Materials - All materials returned for recycling are used to create new and useful materials. Using state-of-the-art material separation processes, all consumables are processed, extracted and recovered for reuse. Recovered component materials are re-engineered so they can again be manufactured into useful products such as asphalt and plastic modifiers.
  • User Portal – Konica Minolta has created a new end-user online portal to provide a unique user experience for customers. Features include: streamlined order processing; pre-labeled UPS boxes; online ordering and tracking; as well as online reporting.

"Customers already realizing the benefits of our Clean Planet Program will have a more streamlined experience, and those yet to join now have even more reason to participate," says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Konica Minolta is committed to environmental initiatives that focus on saving energy, managing resources and promoting policies that make a difference.”

Click here to learn more about Konica Minolta’s Clean Planet Program.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six consecutive years, and “A3 MFP Line of the Year” award winner from Buyers Laboratory LLC for three consecutive years. In 2012, Konica Minolta received “Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year” recognition from BLI. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two years in a row. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Konica Minolta Contacts

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

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Rachel Reed

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+1 856.381.0651


Alicia Libucha

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

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