What is an environmentally friendly copier?


What makes a copier environmentally friendly stands on two pillars, how the copier was made, and how the copier executes its functions.

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How eco-friendly is a Toshiba copier designed and built?


Environmental attention is at the heart of the production process of every Toshiba copier. This is in line with the company’s environmental objectives to ensure the effective use of resources; prevent global warming; strengthen the control of chemical substances and recycle products at the end of their use.


All Toshiba eco-copiers are compliant with industry and legal requirements at the point of manufacture the copiers are built to contain acceptable levels of lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, mercury, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.


Plastic cases and printed circuit boards are produced with materials free from halogen.


Recycling is key


Toshiba eco-copiers have been designed with recycling considerations being key when materials and processes are applied to make these devices. Recycling often uses less energy and saves natural resources for new products and future generations.


All the materials used in the Toshiba MFP range can be re-used and remade into new products. Material like aluminium has a resident ability to be used again and again. Once melted, aluminium is very pure and a sought-after resource for many new products.


Steel from the machine frames is melted down to be used again. Precious metals and gold are regained from circuit boards and terminals to be used in the making of jewellery and accessories. The copper from the wiring is also melted down to 99% purity and then used for wiring again.


Toshiba adheres to a 100% recycle and re-use policy with regard to toner waste. Plastic toner bottles are either re-used as-is or sold to be recycled into plastic material for making products like garden furniture. The toner particles are used again in the colouring of aggregates or to help in the production of paint.


Any cardboard packaging material is re-used for the production of paper products like egg cartons and bedding for animals.

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How green can you go when using a copier?


With eco copiers, like the Toshiba e-STUDIO4508LP, you save money, energy, paper, and even workspace.


Printing on paper can be time-consuming, intricate, and end up in a tangly affair that can easily lead to high levels of wastage. The eco-printer facilitates various functions that allow for the re-use of paper and the creation of double-printed documents.


The STUDIO4508LP offers an option to use blue re-usable toner that allows the paper to be erased and re-used up to five times. Assuming that you use a sheet of paper five times, that is reuse it four times, and print 4000 erasable pages a month, you can save 80% paper.


The Hybrid MFP has an erasing function that is built-in. The process is simple. You place the used paper into a designated cassette and start the process. The blue toner is erased and the paper is ready to be re-used for printing.


You can also use the optional e-STUDIO rd301 — an erasing unit with advanced features. This gem allows you to erase at a speed of up to 30 pages per minute and conveniently sorts the paper into reusable and non-reusable paper. 


The toner erasing function makes it possible for companies to cut down greatly on paper wastage in the event of error changes and document corrections.


This function enables users to choose from various finishing options to make sure documents are properly printed at the first attempt, cutting out costly modifications by reprinting high-volume documents that needed correction after being printed.


Paper and paperless at the same time


The Hybrid MFP can accommodate an optional e-STUDIO rd301 add-on that expedites the capacity to digitise printed documents to be archived and re-printed on a need-to basis.

The ability for you to run paper and paperless functions concurrently give you flexible options when considering the dissemination and storage of information.


There are times when organisations need the same paper-based information more than once on different or separate occasions. With Hybrid MFP your option to print and digitise one document at the same time saves time and energy as the need for time-consuming data capturing is greatly reduced. You can also print on demand and so save space and material.


Copiers like the Toshiba e-STUDIO4508LP capacitate companies to reduce their carbon footprint considerably and empower both the organisation and the workforce to become environmentally responsible citizens of the world.

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