HiTech / Telecommunications

Since 1997, our members have invested over €350 million through Repak to support packaging recycling in Ireland, and have helped to grow packaging recycling and recovery from under 15% in 1998 to 90% in 2016, with Ireland is now ranked one of the top performers in Europe for packaging recycling amongst the EU 27.

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As a manufacturer of vehicles, it is hugely important that at the end of Toyota's product lives it has considered how to reduce their environmental impact. This is why it focuses so hard on the three Rs throughout its business: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Thanks to Toyota's integrated recycling approach it has been committed to achieving targets ahead of the deadlines through studies at all stages: design, production, driving and recycling.
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Microsoft believes every device should be made with the environment in mind. It thinks carefully about what substances go into its products, and works hard to use renewable materials and smart packaging. Microsft believe in full disclosure of materials used in its products and restrict the use of toxic substances in the manufacture and packaging of its products. It look for ways to increase energy efficiency across our supply chain and in its manufacturing facilities.
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One of Lenovo's primary environmental objectives for operational facilities involves minimizing solid waste and maximizing recycling and reuse. Lenovo manufacturing and R&D facilities, and some large office locations worldwide, achieved a reuse/recycling rate of 86.7 percent during 2014/15.
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Canon believes closed-loop recycling to be an ideal method for plastic recycling, as it greatly extends the lifespan of the resources and enables products to be made repeatedly from the same material. Canon has been conducting closed-loop recycling for toner cartridges since 1992. In recent years, Canon has also been promoting automated technologies at recycling sites taking full advantage of its extensive recycling know-how and technology.
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IBM's long-standing commitment to environmental protection encompasses all its business activities worldwide, from conserving energy to minimizing waste and much more. From 1995 through the end of 2015, IBM documented the collection and processing of approximately 2.15 billion pounds of end-of-life products and product waste worldwide.
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New targets around recycling, renewable energy and zero landfill have been set for 2020 in the Electrolux Sustainability Report for 2016. While Electrolux has doubled the amount of recycled plastics used in products compared to two years ago, it has outlined the target to increase this from 7,400 tons in 2016 to 20,000 tons in 2020. To help achieve this, the company will analyze products to see where it can use more recycled materials, and find more suppliers of good recycled plastics.
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