Our commitment to the environment
We are committed to managing our business in as responsible manner as possible and have adopted the ethos of ‘Principle before Profit’ as testament to this.
Some of the facts and figures around the consumables businesses now use are startling and in order to fulfil our commitment to handling waste as responsibly as possible, Sharples made the business decision to partner The Greener Side.
The Greener Side provide a fully accredited recycling solution to the fastest growing waste stream – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, or WEEE.
Around 1 million tonnes of WEEE is thrown away in the UK every year and by recycling 3,000 of electrical waste it is estimated that 26,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions are offset.
This means good news for the environment.
Under the Environmental Protection Act 2006 3289 WEEE regulations, the Government has set targets for producers to ensure that waste is disposed of properly. That means businesses have a duty of care to consign their waste to licensed facilities and by partnering with The Greener Side we are passing those benefits onto you, so you are better able to manage your printer waste responsibly.
With fully licensed Waste Management Centres and a zero landfill policy to which it strictly adheres, The Greener Side recovers, treats and recycles inkjet, toner cartridges and mobile phones – meaning they won’t get sent to landfill. And that in turn a significantly reduces environmental impact.
Photocopiers, printers, scanners and computers are also recycled, with sensitive data being permanently wiped using the latest technology. A Certificate of Erasure is issued once this process is complete.
To add to their credentials, The Greener Side is part of the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher Scheme and members of the chartered Institution of Wastes management.