Epson Australia has kicked off a projector lamp recycling program to boost its Environmental Vision 2050 initiative.
The program allows users of projectors from any vendor to take the used lamps to one of 15 authorised service centres throughout the country, where it will be sent to a recycling site for crushing and separation.
Epson director of marketing communications, Michael Pleasants, said the program was part of a broader, global Epson initiative that had set itself the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 90 per cent by 2050.
“We’re also looking at continuing to refine our production processes, use more recyclable materials in our products and we’re now looking at the best way in which to dispose of products,” Pleasants said.
“We have lots of initiatives in place and now we’re looking to improve those and make them more effective.”
According to Epson, 97 per cent of the material used in a projector lamp can be recycled, so the disposal program will prevent it ending up in landfill.
Pleasants said that while Epson’s channel partners weren’t involved in the program at this stage, they could potentially be in the future.
“We’re trialling the program first, so we can iron out the wrinkles in it. Once that’s done we’ll review whether to bring our resellers and partners on board,” he said.