As companies examine ways to reduce their environmental footprint, they are increasingly recognizing the benefits of waste-to-energy in their corporate sustainability initiatives. Many companies are implementing "zero landfill" policies and are relying on recycling and waste-to-energy as a means to divert waste from landfills. Today, Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, announced it would make significant environmental contributions on a global scale through its Total Green Office Solution, which helps businesses eliminate inefficiencies, reduce carbon footprint and adopt more sustainable business practices. Through this initiative, Ricoh will recycle as much as it can and then use waste-to-energy for what remains.
This is similar to previous announcements by companies such as Dow and General Motors which are committed to gaining maximum environmental and energy benefits through a combination of recycling and waste-to-energy rather than landfilling.