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Recycling Programs

Canon is involved in a number of unique recycling schemes that allow us to transform old products into brand new ones.
In 1990, Canon introduced the first toner recycling program of its kind in the world, with our own toner recycling plants in Europe, Japan, China and USA. Across Oceania, we support numerous recycling initiatives to promote recycling in the community, and make it easy for you or your business to recycle too.
Canon is a founding member of the Cartridges for Planet Ark program (C4PA) which has recycled more than 41 million cartridges since it began in 2003. Free collection boxes are delivered to Canon customers and picked up when convenient. Instead of heading to landfill, the old cartridges are used to make other products. 
Canon has played an active role working with the government, the IT industry and other stakeholders to establish Product Stewardship Legislation in Australia. This legislation will ensure that all Australian consumers and small businesses have access to free recycling services for televisions and computers. To meet our obligations under the new Product Stewardship Act, we have joined with other IT industry players to roll out TechCollect nationwide. TechCollect is a community take back and recycling program for televisions and computers which ensures that end of life products are responsibly recycled under strict environmental and health and safety standards.
Canon is also a founding partner of the Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI) whose vision is for effective stewardship of all used batteries.
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