|Lexmark breaks Blue Angel eco-label record|
Friday, 27 November 2009 11:09
Eleven devices in Lexmark’s X65x series have been awarded the Blue Angel eco-label, demonstrating the company’s commitment to producing environmentally friendly products. Lexmark’s Blue Angel total now stands at 39 awards – more than any other company.
The Blue Angel is the world’s first and oldest form of environmental certification for products and services. Since its introduction in 1978, it has provided a voluntary standard to distinguish eco-friendly products.
Printers and MFPs bearing the Blue Angel must fulfill a number of requirements – including limits on chemical and acoustic emissions and power consumption. Moreover, each device needs to be recyclable, and the manufacturer must operate its own recycling and return scheme, which is also applicable to ink and toner.
“At the beginning of the year, we decided to get our products certified by the German Institute for Quality Assurance and Certification (Deutsches Institut für Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung e.V.) – and the scheme has been a complete success,” said Béatrice Marneffe, Director sustainable and Government affairs EMEA at Lexmark. “With eleven Blue Angels awarded to the X65x series, Lexmark now has more awards than any other company in the printing industry.”
Lexmark offers businesses of all sizes the option of printing with certified eco-friendly products.
“As well as great recognition, the Blue Angel award will have a positive effect on our future product development,” Marneffe added. “Now, we can take the Blue Angel criteria into account while developing new products, to ensure they maintain an eco-friendly standard for the future.”
More information on http://www.lexmark.com
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