Press Release: A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) recently commissioned by Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) to better understand the environmental impact of its toner cartridges has shown just how significant the benefit to the environment can be by recycling a used toner cartridge. The Lexmark LCA cartridge study demonstrates that sending a used Lexmark toner cartridge back to Lexmark for recycling, as opposed to discarding it in a landfill, reduces the overall carbon footprint of that cartridge by up to 60 percent.

“Printer users need to first understand the impact of their current practices on the environment before they can assess what behaviors need to be changed,” said Marty Canning, Lexmark vice president and president of its Printing Solutions and Services Division. “Lexmark has made it a priority to educate its customers on what steps they can take to implement responsible printing practices, such as printing less and recycling, to reduce the negative impact to the environment.”

The full text of the press release can be found HERE.