In the driving-seat of the circular economy
March 8, 2023
A recent study was carried out by Quocirca saw 1,021 office and 521 IT decision-makers in a variety of SMBs and large enterprises, find out what important issues businesses are focussing on over the next three years.
Interestingly, 71% of the respondents said; ‘environmental issues and sustainability will be important or extremely important to their business by 2025’, while around two thirds (66%) of those interviewed said that ‘it is extremely or very important for a print supplier to be a leader in sustainability’.
The research also showed that while sustainability is a major decision-making factor, it was still vital to focus on keeping costs down, making revenue, keeping their customers satisfied and improving business efficiency.
Therefore, print suppliers must take all the priorities into account and demonstrate how their sustainable practices and products can help organisations achieve their goals.
Already ahead of the curve…
PCL Direct Group has been remanufacturing OEM toners, drums, fusers, developers and transfer belt units for over 10 years and feel they are already ahead of the curve. Sales and Marketing Director, Andrew Ellis said: “The market is moving in our direction, and we want to lead it to the next level.”
Eco-Direct, part of the PCL-Direct Group, specialises in the renovation of photocopiers and multi-functional models that have either been superseded, by new models, or are simply unwanted or used, and purchased by Eco-Direct from dealers and resellers of workplace print equipment.
The dealers and resellers benefit as do their customers. What is more important is that the environment benefits, too, because the machines are fully upcycled and given a brand-new lease of life.
They can be released back into the market, up to date and professionally restored, and available at competitive prices with 6 months warranty. Everyone wins and all the areas of focus are achieved.
Upcycling and the circular economy
Upcycling is a form of recycling where instead of turning waste into new materials, a product that you would otherwise throw away, is fully restored, labelled and given a new purpose in life.
Eco-Direct takes parts from used or unwanted machines, that are in excellent working order and create a product that looks brand new.
The difference is that it is much more cost-effective to carry out as all the component parts are already made. Only OEM remanufactured toners are used, as well, to add to the authenticity, cost-effectiveness, environmental standards and reliability of the upcycled machines.
How does Eco-Direct achieve customers’ goals?
Eco-Direct offers full flexibility for the dealers and resellers, from the outset.
Rather than rigidly sticking to a fixed price per machine, Eco-Direct offers flexibility, purchasing the old machines at a price that takes into account the number of machines being sold, the meter counts on each one and, because Eco-Direct collects machines, usually making one trip to take in a specific region to help reduce carbon footprint, the location is also considered. The only real proviso is that the machines need to be in a good condition and able to make a colour print.
The Eco-Direct team comprises people who have plenty of industry experience, having worked within manufacturers and dealerships so they all have a full understanding of what is important to the Dealer and their customers.
Now is an especially difficult time for businesses who, while trying to save money, desperately need to make sure their equipment can keep up with them as they go through digital transformation to the cloud, VoIP, new data security measures and GDPR regulations.
Everything has to fit neatly and reliably onto a network but not cost the earth – literally and metaphorically. PCL-Direct and Eco-Direct believe they have the products and vision to help achieve this.
For more information visit www.pcl-direct.com.
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Tags : Business Circular economy Eco Direct PCL Direct Upcycling