Lenexa, KS – April 28, 2016 – TonerCycle/InkCycle], a leader in aftermarket imaging supplies has become an authorized channel partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX], the first technology platform to enable cloud-based forest product (e.g., paper) tracking and reforestation. This strategic partnership allows the company to provide its customers with an innovative and authentic way to promote sustainable business practices and reduce the environmental impacts that can result from the use of forest products, such as printing.
PRX measures paper consumption through a patent-pending aggregation process that uses the automatic transmission of device and fleet data collected by print management software on imaging devices. This allows end users to help neutralize paper waste, improve efficiency and certifiably participate in sustaining our global forests.
With PRX, customers “releaf,” or reforest, their paper consumption by planting new trees – equivalent to their paper use – at global reforestation project sites of their choice. Through PrintReleaf’s integration with Global Forest Watch, a platform hosted by the World Resources Institute, customer’s interface with heat map technology that represents forest loss and gain across the globe, showing them which areas the planet needs trees most. PrintReleaf reforests at a generally accepted rate of 8,333 sheets of paper per tree (this equation is detailed in PrintReleaf’s global standard for sustainability). After selecting where they want their paper releafed, customers can use their online portal to track the evolution, growth, and survival of their trees over an approximate eight-year time frame for each tree.
“With over two decades of leadership in environmental sustainability within the aftermarket print cartridge space, we continue to look for ways to deliver greater value to our reseller community, their customers and the environment. Our attraction to partnering with PrintReleaf was the transparency and validity of their claims as verified by a worldwide third party auditing organization,” said Company Executive Vice President, Brad Roderick.
Since the launch of PrintReleaf, the company has measured over 635 million pages and releafed over 75,000 trees.
This partnership also provides TonerCycle/InkCycle’s customers with the option to integrate social media, automatically sharing monthly Twitter and Facebook announcements of releaf transactions that promote active participation in sustainable business practices.
TonerCycle/InkCycle is a globally respected leader in aftermarket print cartridge technology. The Company uses its Global Sourcing Alliance to bring the best combination of performance and price to office products, office equipment and retail private brands throughout North America. For more information, please visit InkCycle.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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