Canon was the first company to launch a global recycling programme in 1990 and implement a closed loop recycling system for printer cartridges in 1992. Since 2003, Canon has achieved no waste to landfill, with all cartridge parts re-used, recycled or energy recovered. Canon’s commitment to the circular economy includes: designing products for disassembly and recycling; remanufacturing multifunction printers to a good-as-new standard; and using plastic recycled from Canon products in new products. Canon’s global toner cartridge recycling programme is celebrating 25 years this year. Over that time the company has expanded their global toner cartridge recycling programme to 24 countries, with four dedicated recycling centres located around the world. Between 1990 and 2014, Canon collected and recycled 344,000 tonnes of cartridges, saving over 502,000 tonnes of CO2 and reducing the need for new raw materials by 232,000 tonnes. In 2015, the company opened a new recycling plant in Japan that has improved sorting capability and enables 50% greater processing capacity. Going beyond competitors’ traditional remanufacturing processes, Canon’s circular process is delivering great value and innovation.