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Pledge by: Lexmark International Inc.

Plastic materials:

  • LDPE
  • HDPE
  • PP
  • EPS
  • PS
  • PET
  • PVC
  • PU
  • ABS
  • PA
  • Others: POM
  • Others: HIPS
  • Others: PC
Summary of the pledge: 

Lexmark actively participates in the circular economy by designing products that stay in use longer, incorporate recycled materials, protect natural resources and reduce waste.

Lexmark chooses to offset a portion of our virgin polymer purchases by boldly pursuing recycled options and reuse of parts. Lexmark is now a clear leader in the Imaging Equipment industry: since 2012, we have increased the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic to 17% in our branded, A4 printers and 18% in our cartridges.

Lexmark’s commitment to materials preservation started 25 years ago. R&D teams worked closely with Lexmark engineers to reclaim PCR plastic from cartridges and return the material to near virgin quality for use in printer components. Our long-standing support for the circular economy and remanufacturing initiatives is evident in Lexmark’s founding membership in the European Remanufacturing Council (CER). Lexmark is also a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, working with other stakeholders to rethink, educate and redesign our products in the framework of a circular economy.

For Lexmark’s in House designed and branded Lexmark printers, we set the goal to reach an average of 20% PCR weight of our total plastic usage by 2020. For Lexmark cartridges, our goal is to reach 25% PCR content by 2020. We’re are progressing well to achieve both goals and re-establish new ones for 2025.

Pledged quantities


    Pledged quantities

    Others: POM
    • Plastic waste processed or recycled by 2025
      Polyoxymethylene (POM)

    Pledged quantities

    Others: HIPS
    • Plastic waste processed or recycled by 2025
      High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)

    Pledged quantities

    Others: PC
    • Plastic waste processed or recycled by 2025
      Polycarbonate (PC)
    • Recycled plastics used in own products and components by 2025
      20% PRC (by weight of total plastic usage) in Lexmark printers by 2020 25% PCR content in Lexmark cartridges by 2020.

    Plastic Pledge Statement Lexmark