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 […]

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Michigan companies creating more than 1,000 green jobs

In perfect timing with our Sustainability in the Workplace series, an article published yesterday in Crain’s Detroit Business stated “Michigan has moved up the state rankings to fourth in the nation in creating clean energy and transportation jobs.”

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Reducing carbon footprint

One of the most common questions about sustainability is “What can I do to reduce my carbon footprint?

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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 After streamlining the printing processes for one of our newest clients, Baker College, we had a warehouse full of outdated printers.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Is the paperless office green or not?

I read an interesting article on how paper is more green than previously viewed. The article notes that many organizations make claims that paper is not green.

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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 […]

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