Sustainable innovation: How Lexmark reduced the use of new plastic by millions of pounds

Sustainable innovation: How Lexmark reduced the use of new plastic by millions of pounds

By Gustavo Sepulveda Plastics are part of our everyday lives, but what the Lexmark team in Juarez, Mexico, has done with plastics is not an everyday thing. Since 2010, the Juarez team has reintroduced more than 5 million pounds of recycled plastic into new parts for Lexmark supplies. That’s more than 125 truckloads of plastic! Here’s how they did it.

Infographic: Waste and recycling management at Lexmark

waste and recycling

Waste Management At Lexmark, we’re committed to disposing waste generated by our worldwide facilities in a safe and responsible manner. Our facilities measure and report our generated waste and disposal methods to ensure we are making progress in our overall waste-reduction efforts. The data for Lexmark waste generation and disposal over the past several years is indicative of the level […] Read More

Print differently with Lexmark

Print differently with Lexmark

Protecting the environment is certainly a shared responsibility. Research indicates that organizations spend anywhere from 1 to 6 percent [1] of their annual revenues on office copying and printing. Even if your organization falls at the low end of the range, that’s a lot of paper and most likely a whole lot of waste. The average worker prints 13,000 pages […] Read More

Asphalt at Lexmark parking lot is first in North America to use recycled toner

Asphalt at Lexmark parking lot is first in North America to use recycled toner

by Scott Shive At a glance, the pavement put down recently outside a building at Lexmark’s corporate headquarters in Lexington, Ky., looks no different from typical asphalt. But at Lexmark, it represents an opportunistic solution to an old problem — what to do with leftover toner — and for the asphalt and printer industries, it could mean a major development […] Read More