Author: Reese Malcolm
Since the launch of 100% recycled and carbon neutral Planet Ark Paper in November more that 165,000 reams have been purchased saving 1,280 tonnes of carbon emissions and 475 tonnes of waste from landfill. Along with supporting local jobs.
Epson is a long-term partner in the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program so it is great to see them join growing list of leading companies adopting 100% recycled Planet Ark Paper.
Asked why they had chosen Planet Ark Paper, Garry Pearce Human Resources & Environment Manager for Epson Australia said, “One of the issues in the past with recycled paper manufactured overseas has been the amount of dust generated from the paper as it passes through the printer. We did a lot of testing before deciding to go with the Planet Ark paper and our tests found virtually no paper dust."
“As a printer manufacturer with an extremely strong emphasis on being as kind to the environment as possible it is very important to Epson that people get the most out of their Epson products and can still use recycled paper thus contributing to a good environmental outcome. From our viewpoint using Planet Ark paper does all of the above," he continued.
“With Planet Ark you can get bright white copy paper that's 100% recycled, Australian made, carbon neutral and made with local FSC certified material. At Epson, we know that planning for the future requires a strong commitment to the environment. That is why we strive to create innovative products that are reliable, recyclable and energy efficient. Better products that use fewer resources help ensure a better future for us all."