Lexmark Joins European Remanufacturing Council as a Founding Member

Lexmark International reports that it’s joined the European Remanufacturing Council (CER) as a founding member, a move that it says reaffirms its “long-standing support for the circular economy.”

The CER states that its mission is “…to become the focal point for remanufacturing policy dialogue in Europe. The Conseil Européen de Remanufacture (CER) will help European remanufacturers to grow and create jobs. It will be located in Brussels and will raise policy maker awareness and understanding of the remanufacturing industry.”

“The CER is an organization at the heart of remanufacturing in Europe,” says David Fitzsimons, founding director of the CER. “Our aim is simple — we want to raise policymaker awareness and understanding of the remanufacturing sector and the circular economy in Europe. With global organizations such as Lexmark supporting us, our job becomes much easier.”

As a “vocal supporter” of remanufacturing and broader sustainability and CSR initiatives around the world, Lexmark says its decision to join the CER highlights its intention to continue remanufacturing and other environmentally responsible business practices.

Sylvie Thomas, head of corporate responsibility for Lexmark in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, commented: “As a circular economy leader, Lexmark’s decision to join the CER was easy. We’re always looking for new ways to become more sustainable, whilst also empowering our customers to do the same. By joining the CER, we continue to deepen our commitment to the circular economy by increasing our interests in remanufacturing. This is a very important part of our product lifecycle, and we want to continue to make it as sustainable a process as possible.”

Lexmark also says that through Its Lexmark Cartridge Collection Program (LCCP), it’s made substantial developments in decreasing waste and in encouraging the public to reuse and recycle. LCCP is a global service that offers free cartridge collection, combined with a recycling and reuse process for cartridges, regardless of the cartridge producer. As an added benefit of the program, customers and partners have access to Lexmark Corporate Cartridges, which Lexmark says is its most sustainable line of cartridges, “with guaranteed reusability and the highest post-consumer recycled content (PCR) in the market.”

As a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Lexmark states that it’s “constantly looking to make environmentally conscious decisions throughout our business, and we urge customers to make choices that have a positive impact on the environment. Lexmark’s membership is recognition of our ongoing commitment to building a regenerative, circular economy.”

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