Print is our business so it may seem odd that we want to help your organization reduce the use of paper, but our commitment to prudent environmental conservation goes before our economic interest. We realize the manufacture and use of Office Products has an impact on the environment, from energy consumption & paper use to the chemicals potentially released during disposal of equipment and supplies. Our Green Initiative combines our own internal efforts with the utilization of programs, services and products of the manufacturers we represent.
As part of our Green Initiative we reduce our energy consumption by using EnergyStar compliant products, turning off lights and equipment in unoccupied areas and at the end of the business day, reducing the use of paper by communicating documents electronically, and reducing travel by utilizing the internet for meetings, software service calls and training. The products we sell and service are all ENERGY STAR qualified products with advanced technologies that use 10 to 50% less energy than the standard products in their categories.
In practical terms, "Reuse" means finding new uses for older items and sharing with others what we no longer need for ourselves. We reuse packaging materials, pallets and boxes we receive from our vendors, reuse printed paper produced in the office for notes and packaging materials, collect ink cartridges for refill & resell, and donate refurbished equipment.
Recycling converts used items back into raw materials, which are then used in making new products. Recycle comes third, after Reduce and Reuse, because recycling requires new resources for transportation and the manufacturing process. Nevertheless, the economic and environmental benefits are significant. We recycle our aluminum cans, plastic bottles, excess shipping cartons and shredded paper. In addition BrockOA promotes the Toner / Ink Recycling Programs of our vendors that enables our clients to recycle used copier, printer and MFP toner cartridges at no cost. In compliance with the Ontario Environmental Stewardship program, we recycle retired hardware through licensed and accredited firms under the OES.
Click on the brands below for more information on how to recycle your toner & ink cartridges: