Metrofuser Reaches 2 Million Pounds of Printer E-Waste Milestone
In August 2013, Metrofuser (www.metrofuser.com) will have reclaimed over 2 million pounds of technology while re-manufacturing over 450,000 mechanical and electrical devices, returning them back into productive use.
Metrofuser’s Whole Business Model is Based on Recycling and Reuse
Metrofuser reclaims, remanufactures then remarkets components from office imaging machines such as laser printers and copiers.
Metrofuser works with leasing companies, reclamation centers, original equipment manufactures and municipalities to recycle assets and prevent electronic waste from ending up in landfills.
The companies R2 ready support programs recycle through remanufacturing. Metrofuser proactively collects end of life electronics and delivers these assets into a comprehensive remanufacturing program, where they are rebuilt to a “like-new” state and remarketed on whole or as sub assemblies. 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.
Highlights from 2012
Last Year, Metrofuser remanufactured 58,000 mechanical and electronic parts, diverting 350,000 pounds of technology from ending up in landfills.
Metrofuser recycled over 144,000 pounds of cardboard and paper. E-invoicing 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.
The company rebuilt and remarketed 29,000 pounds of laser printers.
Metrofuser also recycled over 22,000 pounds of aluminum/steel 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 offices.
Metrofuser’s Green Packaging Program 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.
Urban Economic Enterprise
Metrofuser’s technology center is headquartered within Roselle, New Jersey and its West CoastDistribution Center 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 goals set,” said Will DeMuth, Co-President, “but we have far exceeded them, contributing to a cleaner environment, establishing ourselves as an environmentally responsible corporate citizen, and continuing to raise the bar to increase responsibility industry-wide.“
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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 five consecutive years. For more information, visit http://www.metrofuser.com.