Green Practices

Right across our business, we are committed to doing things in the most environmentally-responsible way possible.

Eco-friendly waste recycling

Konica Minolta Australia has developed local strategies to mitigate the environmental impact of our products and business operations. For example, we already collect and recycle equipment at the end of its contract life in all of our branches around the country.

This recycling of equipment is done with SIMs recycling solutions. After recycling, everything is certified as recycled with SIMs, providing us with detailed reports for each batch of electronic waste recycled.

What do we do with our packaging?

Given that our products are not manufactured in Australia, it stands to reason that we will need to use serious packaging in order to protect the product in transit.

For a number years now, Konica Minolta Australia has been sorting our used packaging into various waste streams for recycling and disposal – cardboard recycled in the normal manner and polystyrene going through a crushing process in order to manufacture different types of diesel fuels.

Konica Minolta workshops

In our workshops across Australia:

  • devices are unpacked, and parts and accessories are cross-checked with those ordered;
  • packing and waste products are separated for recycling;
  • devices are pre-configured with customer-supplied information (for example, IP addresses);
  • devices are tested against a stringent set of guidelines.

 As a result, our customers experience:

  • Faster install time, with less mess and less disruption to your premises.
  • A clean and ordered install - with recycling of packaging taken care of, and all waste disposed of in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

Delivery of reliable devices from day one, with each brand new Konica Minolta device being pre-configured and ready to go.

Cartridge recycling

Did you know that a single toner cartridge can take nearly 3.5 litres of oil to produce, and then up to 1000 years to decompose?

The recycling of toner cartridges is a very important way to reduce a company’s environmental footprint.

Konica Minolta is proud to work in partnership with Planet Ark and Close the Loop in the “Cartridges 4 Planet Ark” program, whereby empty toners are returned, sorted, classified and then recycled – all with a zero waste to landfill guarantee. Since the program's inception, over 17 million cartridges, including over 1 million Konica Minolta cartridges, have been diverted from landfill.

In addition, Konica Minolta toner bottles are made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) - identified by the Society of the Plastics Industry as one of the two types of plastics that can be recycled most economically.

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