The government has made it a priority to achieve broader outcomes that go beyond the immediate purchase of goods and services.
The information below details what happens with end-of-life print devices leased from the panel of suppliers.
Canon New Zealand operate a gold, silver and bronze rating system for the print devices that agencies lease from them.
Canon New Zealand will refurbish these print devices and offer these for resale in New Zealand.
Canon New Zealand work with two companies, Copy Solutions Exports Ltd and Auckland Copiers Export Ltd, which specialise in export of the print devices to countries that have demand for these.
These print devices are considered end-of-life print devices and are sent to Croxley Recycling to be recycled. Croxley Recycling is certified under Environmental Choice New Zealand for waste handling and processing as less than 1% goes to landfill.
Additionally, Canon New Zealand will also pay for the recycling of any devices that have been purchased from them. Agencies would need to arrange and pay for delivery of the devices to the recycler.
FBNZ diverts an average of 700 tonnes away from landfill every year.
FBNZ’s new print devices are produced using recycled parts. The parts and print devices that can’t be reused are recycled in accordance with the Basel Convention and in collaboration with their recycling partner, Sims. With this system FBNZ achieves a 99.5% recycling rate.
FBNZ has current Ministry for the Environment accreditation for the Zero Landfill scheme and the Product Stewardship scheme.
Ricoh New Zealand’s recycling partner, Croxley Recycling, manages collection of Ricoh-branded end-of-life print devices, where they are reduced to their component parts: