Products -Resource Conservation / Recycling-
Global promotion of use of recycled resources based on the "Comet Circle"
Based on the concept of the Comet Circle that puts "Priority on Inner Loop Recycling," the Ricoh Group is working on recycling materials with less environmental impact and higher economic efficiency by finely prioritizing reuse and recycling processes. As resource depletion becomes an ever pressing issue, the development, design, procurement, production, and collection/recycling divisions at Ricoh are cooperating in such activities as "reduction in size/weight of products and a longer product lifecycle," "enhancement of reuse and recyclability," "promotionof closed loop material recycling," "increasing production and sales of recycled copiers" and "reduction of packaging materials" as part of efforts to pursue effective utilization of resources and minimize the use of non-recycled, virgin resources in production. We are also striving to invent alternative materials, such as biomass resin, as a measure against the risk of resource depletion, and develop recycling process technologies with lower environmental impact.
Based on our concept "Comet Circle," we aim at effective use of resources by engaging in recycling with less environmental impact and higher economic benefits, and are working to reduce the input of new resources in manufacturing products.