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Lexmark reuses tons of plastic


Lexmark recycles paper into product-packaging

Every Lexmark cartridge is print-tested to ensure superior quality. Instead of recycling these test pages, we use a process designed by our supplies-packaging engineers to convert them into molded pulp cushions. Cost-effective and practical, these packaging cushions not only provide excellent protection for our cartridges during shipping but can also be recycled. They are made from 100 percent post-consumer Lexmark waste.

Lexmark began using the pulp cushions in 2013. In 2016 we were able to convert 615 metric tons of test pages, which save the equivalent of over 16,200 trees1. This innovative project was recognized as a Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award winner (ML 100) in the Sustainability Category. Presented by the Manufacturing Leadership Council, the ML100 Awards honor businesses that shape the future of global manufacturing.

1 Data calculated using the Environmental Paper Network’s Paper Calculator.