Ricoh participates in Eco-Patent Commons

The Eco-Patent Commons is a special business initiative launched by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva. Ricoh recently pledged a patent for the recycling of printer cartridges. Ricoh's approach is based on a mechanism for counting the number of uses beyond which point the user is encouraged to trade in the cartridge for recycling.

The Eco-Patent Commons was founded by WBCSD, IBM, Nokia, Pitney Bowes and Sony.

For more about the Eco-Patent Commons, see the following link:
WBCSD website

Apr. 3, 2009
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

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