Canon Cartridge Recycling Programme

Canon Cartridge Recycling Programme


Canon’s cartridge recycling programme provides you with a free, easy and environmentally responsible way to recycle your empty Canon cartridges.

Canon is committed to a no waste to landfill policy. Each element of every returned cartridge is reused or recycled - be it as a component in a new cartridge, as a base material in other industries, or as a substitute for fossil fuels. No part of the cartridge is sent to landfill.

Canon’s global cartridge recycling programme

Recycle your Cartridges

We offer a free recycling programme for genuine Canon toner and inkjet cartridges.


Facts & Figures

Canon contributes to the Circular Economy through toner cartridge recycling programme at Canon Bretagne, France and operate inkjet cartridge recycling in Germany.
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Over 435,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions saved

We conduct used toner cartridge collection in 23 countries and regions (with a cumulative collection volume of about 444,000 tons as of the end of 2021) for recycling at four sites, in Japan, the United States, Europe, and China (recycling in the same region where the product is used). Thanks to our toner recycling initiatives, as of 2021 we have achieved a cumulative reduction in the use of new resources of approximately 314,000 tons. We also offer bespoke recycling solutions for toner bottles and Canon Professional print consumables.


Recycling of inkjet cartridges operational in 35 countries

Canon has also been collecting and recycling used ink cartridges since 1996. As of the end of 2021, Canon’s collecting program was operational in 35 countries and regions worldwide, and the total volume of cartridges that had been collected up to the end of 2021 reached 2,616 tons.

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Reducing reliance on raw materials

As a result of these actions between 2008 and 2021, we have taken 42,413 tons of plastics from used products for recycling as raw materials, and another 33,619 tons of products and parts were reused directly.


We are honoured to be recognised by the following awards:

Canon Recycling history

The history of cartridge recycling

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