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Clean room at a semiconductor plant

As Toshiba Group looks to improve processes, we are committed to meeting the following goals in FY 2015:

  • Reducing greenhouse gases by 65 percent (4.39 million tons) from FY 1990 levels
  • Reducing manufacturing waste by 71 percent (0.117 million tons) compared to FY 2000 levels
  • Reducing chemical emissions by 77 percent (1,967 tons) compared to FY 2000 levels

Our Americas operations are working toward these goals with innovative projects that are producing outstanding results. WEC/Columbia's wood and cardboard recycling program removed approximately 249 tons of biomass from the waste system. The energy-efficient boiler installed at WEC/Waltz Mill will reduce CO2 emissions by 90 percent, eliminating 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year and saving $1,351 in annual heating costs.

A new x-ray processing and silver recovery system at WEC/Newington now returns about $1,000 in silver per barrel while eliminating the cost of outsourced processing. A paint reformulation project introduced at TIC in Houston reduced xylene emissions by 43 percent. Additionally, by reformulating the paint coating for the industrial motors it produces, the company eliminated the use of paint thinner-reducing paint-related emissions by approximately 3.5 tons a year and saving about $75,000 annually.

Solar Installation at TAIS
Solar Installation at TAIS
Recycling Programs
Toshiba partners with government and private sector organizations to make it easier for our customers to recycle and donate used electronics.
eco Take Back
eco Take Back Mailback Laptops (Free, EPEAT Compliant Program for Toshiba Laptops & Monitors)

As a proud supporter of EPEAT, Toshiba offers free mailback for any Toshiba laptop or monitor.


MRMThe Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company was founded in 2007 by Toshiba, Panasonic and Sharp. MRM's mission is to bring manufacturers together into long-term relationships that help provide convenient, environmentally responsible recycling opportunities to consumers nationwide.

Recycle Rechargeable Batteries

call2recycleToshiba is a partner company with the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC). Through RBRC's national program, Call2Recycle™, Toshiba will help you recycle your used portable rechargeable batteries and old cell phones. Look for the RBRC label with a 1-800 number on Toshiba products that use rechargeable batteries. When your battery is ready to be disposed, just call the 1-800 number to learn how to dispose of the battery in an environmentally sound manner.

Zero Waste to Landfill
Park bench made from recycled materials

Since the autumn of 2008, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. has implemented the Zero Waste to Landfill recycling program in North America in collaboration with Close the Loop Inc.* Toner cartridges, consumables, and replacement parts collected through this program are recycled into materials and products such as park benches.

  • Click here to learn more about our global recycling efforts.
*Close the Loop Inc. develops business in North America, Australia, and other regions.
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