Xerox Green World Alliance

GoGreenAdvanced Document Solutions and Xerox is committed to responsible and sustainable environmental business practices. Xerox’s industry-leading recycling programs have kept thousands of used cartridges and toner bottles out of landfills and back into the hands of the consumer, washed, re-tested, and ready to go!

Supplies Return & Recycling Program

The Xerox Green World Alliance is a worldwide initiative to encourage customers to recycle or dispose of supplies in a manner that minimizes impact to the environment. In 2004, our supplies return initiatives prevented more than 13.8 million pounds of waste from entering landfills worldwide. Xerox has strengthened the Green World Alliance program with more ways to recycle, making it easier for you and your business. Now you can download prepaid return labels directly from the site rather than requesting them by phone or e-mail. Ever the leaders in innovation, in 2004 Xerox expanded the Green World Alliance supplies recycling program in 14 countries in Europe by providing a web page to accommodate the needs of those customers.

Copier and Printer Cartridges

Customers worldwide have returned nearly 3.2 million cartridges to Xerox in 2004 for reuse and recycling. Cartridge returns are made easy with prepaid postage labels and the use of packaging from new copy/print cartridges. Once returned, products are cleaned, inspected, and then remanufactured or recycled. Remanufactured cartridges can contain an average of 90 percent reused/recycled parts. After they are built, they are tested to the same performance specifications as new products to ensure superior performance.

Look for the Green World Alliance logo on the packaging of Xerox cartridges to see which are designed for return and reuse or recycling.

Waste Toner (Dry Ink)

The Xerox Waste Toner Return Program has facilitated the return of over 13 million pounds of waste toner to Xerox since the program’s inception in 1998 — over 2 million pounds in 2004 alone. The plastic bottles customers used to return waste toner to Xerox – more than 100,000 in number – were recycled.

Toner Containers

Xerox has changed the strategy for managing plastic toner bottles. Instead of our older, more expensive service, we have shifted towards a cost conscience more efficient return and reuse/recycle alternative. We encourage local recycling and/or disposal to all of our customers. If local recycling is not available, bottles can still be returned to Xerox by requesting a pre-paid return label from our Green World Alliance web site at