Recycling Programmes

Sharp is accredited with the product stewardship scheme and is proud to offer our partners a number of recycling and sustainable initiatives.

Free Toner Recycling Programme

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Packaging Removal and Recycling

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End of Life Electronics /

Equip the next generation with future-proof tools.

A Product of Sharp

Recycling your printer consumables is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Opt into our toner recycling programme
  2. A toner recycling box will be delivered to your office at your next toner delivery
  3. Once the carton is full, simply call the 0800 no. on the box to arrange collection
All consumables are 100% recyclable through our partner Recycling Group. The plastic is recycled through a plastic refinery and the remaining ink in the toner cartridges are  turned into a component in biofuel. 

Responsible Recycling

Through our partnership with Recycling Group, Sharp offers a free toner recycling programme to all customers which prevents Sharp consumables ending up in landfill. Watch the videos below to see how the consumables are being recycled at their plant in Penrose, Auckland. 

End of life electronics
& E-Waste

Sharp's accredited with the Product Stewardship Scheme by the Minister for the Environment. The scheme incorporates recycling of all our electrical and electronic products. All multifunction and consumer electronics products are assessed to see if they can be reused or recycled.

What will happen when we pick up your old printer when it comes off lease?

First our Service Team will evaluate the state of the machine. Through our refurbishment programme, it's our goal to maximise the lifecycle of products. This means reducing energy use from the manufacture and supply chain, as well as the reduction of landfill and unrecyclable materials.
In 2020, 35% of all Multi-Functional Devices machines sold were through our refurbishment program.

Data Safety

All photocopiers returned to us are sanitised; wiping memories, network settings, and Job logs. If for any reason these tasks cannot be completed, the photocopier is classified as 'End of Life' and sent to the recycler where the hard drives are shredded. If required a certificate can be requested and provided by the recycler confirming the destruction of a hard drive.