These days, going green is among one of the most important things a company can do--not just to protect their image, but also to make a significant impact on the future of our planet. Recently, Lexmark did just that with a carbon neutrality promise that will set the stage for plenty of exciting developments.
Going Green with Lexmark
It may be a coincidence that Lexmark's logo is green--but either way, this printer manufacturer has made a splash in the office equipment world.
On August 25, 2021, Lexmark announced it plans to be completely carbon neutral by 2035--just 14 years.
Of course, this is hardly a revolutionary announcement; Lexmark has long been proving their dedication to green initiatives. For example, the manufacturer has lowered its emissions by 62% since 2005, marking significant progress in the fight to make environmental friendliness a worldwide affair. That's one small step for office equipment and one giant leap for manufacturers everywhere.
How Can Lexmark Proceed?
Lexmark has made progress in its past initiatives--but what will it take to reach complete carbon neutrality? Here are a few options the manufacturer may continue to explore:
- Tried-and-true solutions
Eliminating waste and wasteful practices is a strong way to reduce carbon emissions. Thus far, Lexmark has seen success with solutions aimed at reducing energy and plastic consumption while implementing the three R's: reduce, reuse, recycle.
- Cartridge Collection Program
Speaking of recycling, Lexmark established a Cartridge Collection Program back in 1991--and since then, 100 million cartridges have had their fate altered. Instead of ending up at the dump, these cartridges went on to be reused or recycled in Lexmark's own production process, contributing to the 92% of Lexmark devices to boast post-consumed recycled contents.
- Better equipment
Another step toward carbon neutrality is building better machines. Lexmark devices are durable, reliable, and sturdy, often lasting more than seven years. Most of the lineup is also certified for high energy efficiency--and to help consumers reduce their own carbon footprint, all devices provide tools and solutions designed to limit waste and save paper.
In conclusion, Lexmark's carbon neutrality plan is ambitious--but its past successes suggest it might just pull off another miracle for Mother Nature.
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