Environmentally Conscious Products with the Next Generation in Mind.
As a leader in the printer industry, Canon strives to be environmentally and energy-conscious in all aspects of its operations. Our goal is to minimize the environmental impact in all stages of a product’s life cycle, from manufacturing and shipping to recycling.
Here are just a few ways in which Canon is helping to protect the environment.
Energy-Efficient Product Performance
100% of PIXMA printers are ENERGY STAR®
qualified; ENERGY STAR qualified PIXMA and imageCLASS products automatically enter low-power mode when not in use.
Automatic 2-sided printing on many PIXMA and imageCLASS printers reduces energy and paper usage.
Canon’s White LED technology allows our units to be smaller and lighter weight, therefore reducing shipping costs. White LED technology also replaces the CCFL lamp which reduces mercury.
Eco-Conscious Shipping and Packaging
Currently over 99% of pre-paid shipments are shipped with SmartWay℠ carriers, who are committed to
CO2 emissions reductions through project plans facilitated by the E.P.A.
AIRSHELL is a packaging material for toner cartridges that reduces product package sizes, improving shipping efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions generated during transport by 23% to 49% (imageCLASS).
NatureStone is an eco-conscious retail packaging. Consumables are packaged in "NatureStone" biodegradable limestone packaging which results in a 45% reduction in natural energy, 65% reduction in petroleum-based plastics and 50% reduction in emissions.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances
Canon printers restrict the use of cadmium, mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) or Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE).
Canon was the first in the printing industry to create a toner cartridge recycling program; Canon toner cartridges are now 100% recovered with zero landfill waste.
Canon also has a hardware recycling program for both PIXMA and imageCLASS printers.
The Canon refurbishing facility manages all waste stream processes for Canon products, so Canon has full control over recovery and salvage, not third-party vendors.