Campus Copiers are Going Greener

Illinois Wesleyan hasĀ contracted with a new provider, CDS Office Technologies, for new Konica-Minolta multi-function copiers. These devices meetĀ international environmental standards, including Energy Star, Japan’s Eco Mark, Germany’s Blue Angel Mark and the Eco Leaf Environmental Label, which is based on a product’s environmental impact throughout its entire life cycle.

To help reduce waste, toner levels will be monitored electronically and new cartridges automatically delivered as needed (so they aren’t ordered in over-abundance). Used cartridges and parts will be recycled.

This fall, software will be implemented that offers feedback about the carbon emissions produced when selecting various device options. CDS will be working with the campus community in an ongoing effort to help reduce the environmental impact of printing and copying.