Turning used systems into useful, renewable resources
At the end of their service life cycle,
document management systems from Lanier
enter our demanufacturing program. The demanufacturing process allows us to recycle
nearly all of the materials in these products and keeps our systems out of landfills.
It also prevents them from being shipped overseas for improper disposal in nations
where environmental regulations are not as strict. (Lanier is firmly opposed to
this practice, often referred to as “exporting harm,” which is unfortunately common
in this and many other industries.)
When scrap systems enter our demanufacturing program, they are sent to one of our
recycling centers in the U.S. They are then disassembled, processed and separated
into commodity streams of steel, aluminum, copper, other metals, and plastics. These materials are sent to other approved recyclers for conversion into new, usable resources.
By using state-of-the-art technology, our demanufacturing facilities have improved
the average rate of recovery from between 30 and 60% up to 95% of total equipment