Metrofuser Celebrates Earth Day – Achieves Another
earth week celebrating its reclamation of over 1.3 million pounds of
used laser printer hardware through its recycling program since the
company’s inception in 2003. In April 2011, Metrofuser will have
reclaimed over 1.3 million pounds of technology and re-manufactured over
200,000 mechanical and electrical devices, returning them back into
productive office use, many having 6-7 generation of life use.
Business Model is Based on Recycling and Reuse
Metrofuser reclaims, remanufactures
then resells components from office imaging machines such as laser
printers and copiers.
The business model is designed around
acquiring assets which are otherwise destined for landfills and
reintroducing the recoverable, repairable parts back into the technology
ecosystem. In some cases, individual mechanical or electrical
components are acquired while in others, the parts are removed from
decommissioned printers. Metrofuser carefully removes, disassembles,
cleans and ultimately remanufactures each component. Many of the parts
can be reintroduced back into the office ecosystem up to a half-dozen
times. The residual effect of these processes significantly diverts
tons of electronic office equipment from our landfills.
Last Year, Metrofuser
remanufactured 50,000 mechanical and electronic parts, diverting
near 350,000 pounds of technology from ending up in landfills.
In 2010, Metrofuser recycled over
96,000 pounds of cardboard and paper. The new e-invoicing program
uses technology to reduce paper waste, while a companywide paper and
cardboard recovery and recycling initiative has ensured that no
recyclable paper products are thrown away.
Metrofuser also recycled over
12,000 pounds of aluminum metal last year and is seeking to make
sure that every unusable piece of equipment that cannot be a part of
the remanufacturing process is reused and repurposed outside of the
Metrofuser’s Green Packaging
Program boasts a 5-10 times lifecycle. Metrofuser encourages
customers to return cores using the original packaging and is often
able to reuse molds several times before they are compressed to 10%
of their mass footprint with full support of a nationwide return &
recycle program from the packaging vendor.
Metrofuser’s technology center is
headquartered within Roselle,
and its West Coast
is in Santa Ana,
California. Both offices are in designated Urban
Enterprise Zones. Through commerce, the company, its vendors and
customers make a direct impact into some of the fastest recovering
communities in the country.
“We are elated that we not only met
our goal set in ’06 ,” said Will DeMuth, Co-President, “but we have far
contributing to a cleaner environment, establishing ourselves as an
environmentally responsible corporate citizen, and continuing to raise
the bar to increase responsibility industry-wide.“
you would like more information about Metrofuser's technology recycling
program contact us.
Metrofuser remanufactures and distributes laser printer parts,
remanufactured printers and offers service training for HP, Lexmark and
Canon laser printers. The company offers a broad array of laser printer
products from its Eastern and Western distribution hubs including
fusers, maintenance kits, boards, and paper handling assemblies.
Metrofuser has been named to Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies
for three consecutive years. For more information, visit http://www.metrofuser.com.
KEYWORD: NEW JERSEY
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: COMPUTER HARDWARE MAINTENANCE, PRINTER PARTS, PRINTER