Sustainability in the Workplace


Jan

16

2015
What happens to old copiers?

What happens to old copiers?

A while back, I wrote a blog post about when we recycled almost 800 printers. Well, what would have happened if we hadn’t recycled them responsibly? In the city of Accra, Ghana, the West African nation’s capital, there is an electronic waste dump called Agbogbloshie. Here, young boys pull apart old electronics and burn them to remove any metals they can sell. It’s incredibly dangerous and hazardous to their health. In fact, many of the boys who have spent a lot of time at Agbogbloshie have started to die much younger than boys who haven’t. That’s why Applied Imaging is committed to making sure old printers and copiers that are returned to us are recycled responsibly. We partner with local organizations who take apart the…

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Oct

17

2013
Recycling printers

Recycling printers

Over the weekend, Applied Imaging was able to recycle almost 800 printers. After streamlining the printing processes for one of our newest clients, Baker College, we had a warehouse full of outdated printers.


Oct

02

2013
Recycling toner

Recycling toner

Have you ever wondered why you can’t see any leftover ink on recycled paper? Other than a hint of yellow, you will never find any residual content on the paper. This is because the printed toner is separated from the paper before it is recycled through a process called “deinking.”


Sep

24

2013
Conflict minerals

Conflict minerals

For our second installment on sustainability we will be discussing the issue of conflict minerals.  So what are conflict minerals? To get an in-depth discussion about conflict minerals we suggest reading this article from the Enough Project; however, if you are familiar with blood diamonds, you are familiar with the basic concept.


Sep

16

2013
Reducing dependency on paper

Reducing dependency on paper

In the first installment of our new mini-series we will be discussing the importance of sustainability.   Each week we will highlight sustainable solutions that any sized company can implement to improve profitability, increase productivity and have a positive effect on their local community.


May

10

2012

Enterprise Content Management: A stepping stone to sustainability

There are few places you can go today without being reminded about “going green.” From a corporate perspective, we hear about companies taking on “green” initiatives that involve the physical location, such as solar panels or other plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These are certainly leading organizations toward “sustainability,” but what about the internal business processes reflected through methods most employees use to get their day-to-day work done? How does that fit into sustainability?



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