Pulse Technology celebrated Earth Day this spring with a renewed and enhanced recycling program for its clients.
CEO Chip Miceli said the company unveiled a new Toner Recycling Program, in which Pulse works hand in hand with a company called "Close the Loop" to recycle Sharp and Copystar toners. Pulse supplies a box to each client to collect the old toners and dispatches a technician to pick up the boxes full of toner cartridges.
Pulse works with a different company, Clover Imaging Group, to recycle toner cartridges from machines that are not Copystar or Sharp. Pulse sends more than five pallets of old toners to recycle each quarter. Pulse also recycles both Canon and HP toner.
Pulse Technology was previously known as Des Plaines Office Equipment, McShane's Business Solutions, and Kramer & Leonard.
"Recycling is important for the environment," Miceli said. "We don't look at our recycling efforts as a way to increase our earnings. In fact, it costs us more to operate the program than we take in, but we are committed to recycling and conservation and believe it's a worthwhile investment."
Pulse provides a variety of other services and programs that seek to conserve resources, including its Managed Print Services programs designed to help businesses lower the per-page cost of generating documents and the number of actual documents needed. The firm also encourages archiving solutions and works to design document programs geared toward helping companies become as "paperless" as possible.