Pledge by:

Lexmark International Inc.

Plastic materials:

  • LDPE
  • HDPE
  • PP
  • EPS
  • PS
  • PET
  • PVC
  • PU
  • ABS
  • PA
  • 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 quantitiesABS

    Pledged quantitiesOthers: POM

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

    Pledged quantitiesOthers: HIPS

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

    Pledged quantitiesOthers: 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.

    Related documents

    Plastic Pledge Statement Lexmark