Technology might have been the buzzword for the last decade, but attention is shifting as sustainability enters the spotlight. Businesses are focusing in on ways to improve their corporate responsibility profile, build trust with consumers and new talent, and take actions to reduce their impact on our precious planet. As consumer pressure to embrace sustainability grows, companies ignoring their environmental impact could lose consumer confidence. This oversight could easily and set a company behind their more eco-friendly competition. In fact, the recent pandemic has only strengthened consumer attention on sustainability issues, with 30% of consumers increasing their focus on companies that embrace programs and actions that encourage reducing environmental impacts.

Not only are businesses looking for circular supply chains, but they are also digging deeper into daily operations to find new ways to reduce their carbon footprint. These companies are making bottom line changes in their business processes to build in sustainability at every level of operation. One of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to be more sustainable is to focus on the purchase of refurbished office equipment.

Sustainability Made Easy with Refurbished Printers and Other Office Equipment

E-waste or electronic waste makes a devastating impact on our environment. Any device with a plug or battery qualifies as e-waste, and Americans throw away about $55 billion of it every year. Much of the equipment that is thrown away — computers, printers, smart phones — contain lead, mercury, or other toxic chemicals.  These substances can leach into the water table and cause physical damage to the nervous system, kidneys, and blood. It’s a smart move to recycle and refurbish gently used devices such as printers rather than contributing to the waste. This can help keep our planet healthier while also contributing to the health of your company’s bottom line.

Here’s how:

Refurbished Still Means High Quality

Refurbished printers are printers that have been inspected, repaired if necessary, and resold at a discount. When purchasing a refurbished unit, make sure to check the internal counter that shows the number of pages printed. This can help you get an idea of the remaining life expectancy. If the printer is certified by the manufacturing company, it will come with an additional manufacturer’s warranty to further protect your investment. With this certification, it should function exactly as a new unit.

Refurbished Equipment Brings Bottom Line Savings

Refurbished printers are pre-owned equipment that should function like a brand-new machine. They come with a certification and warranty and something else — a significant cut in price. This advantage can make all the difference for companies dealing with budgetary restrictions. But, there’s no need to sacrifice quality and productivity in order to fit within budget! Purchasing a refurbished machine will help leave some capital available for more critical investments, while still providing the equipment you need to be productive. Refurbished printers that have been on the market for a while also have options for recycled print cartridges. This option will save you money over OEM cartridges, further reducing the overall cost of ownership.

Refurbished Printers Can Boost Your Sustainability Profile

Purchasing a refurbished printer keeps another piece of e-waste from the landfill. It reduces the amount of toxic chemicals leaching into the environment, while conserving the precious natural resources that creating brand-new equipment would require. Show customers that your business is responsible and trustworthy with another way to go green!

Trust Mac Copy for High-Quality Refurbished Printers

At Mac Copy, we take sustainability and recycling seriously. In fact, we have a free empty print cartridge recycling program to help our clients further contribute to the health of the planet. We also work with industry-leading office equipment manufacturers to source the highest quality refurbished equipment for our clients. Our printers are certified, warrantied, and are ready to perform right out of the box. Have questions about which printer is right for you? Our team of print experts standing by to assess your needs and match them with our wide selection of available equipment.

Ready to make your office more sustainable, the easy way? Contact a Mac Copy representative now and learn how our refurbished printers can help you save money and the planet at the same time.

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