30 Jun 2018

    236 Schools Collecting Over 10,000 Used Ink Cartridges Contributing to
    Canon x McDull Ink Cartridge Recycling Program

    Canon Hongkong Company Limited (CHK) organized the 7th Canon x McDull Inter-school Ink Cartridge Recycling Award Presentation Ceremony at the Fortune Metropolis in Hung Hom on 30th June 2018, to commend 10 schools for their outstanding participation in the competition. Meanwhile, 3 winning schools were invited to perform at the ceremony, including Holy Angels Canossian School, CCC Kei Wai Primary School (Ma Wan) and Baptist Lui Ming Choi Primary School. Instant Photo Shoot Corner and Canon Creative Park Workshop were arranged to let participants enjoy a delighting afternoon and express their creativity through making different kinds of 3D paper artworks.

    In line with Canon’s corporate philosophy “Kyosei”, CHK advocates a green product lifecycle in every process of our operations. Since 2009, CHK launched “Ink Cartridge Recycling Programme” in town and invited the famous cartoon character “McDull” as the Programme’s ambassador. There are currently over 290 recycling boxes in the territories to facilitate collections of used ink cartridges.

    Canon believes the young generation group definitively plays an important role towards ‘sustainable development’. In 2011, CHK introduced the Ink Cartridge Recycling Program to local education sector and debuted “Canon x McDull Inter-school Ink Cartridge Recycling Competition” for local primary and secondary schools. In order to further promote the concept of recycling in all-rounded perspectives among schools, CHK partnering with Business Environment Council co-arranged 25 sessions of “Environmental Seminar” for the participating schools.

    In the academic year of 2017-18, there are a total of 236 schools joining the “Inter-school Ink Cartridge Recycling Competition”, with 10,000 ink cartridges being collected and recycled. The honourable award presenter of award ceremony: Ms. Candy Mau – Assistant Director of Corporate Communications Division, expressed her sincere gratitude to all participating schools and students for their keen support, which is vital for the wide spread of the message of ink cartridge recycling among schools in Hong Kong.

    The collected ink cartridges are not used for re-filling of ink but decomposed into 4 parts: metal (4%), plastic (87.7%) ink residual (6.6%) and sponge (1.7%). All metals and plastics would be used as raw materials of other products. Although ink residual and sponge would be disposed, their much compressed sizes would much reduce burden to the landfills. Since launch and updated as of June 2018, the Programme has collected over 180,000 pcs of ink cartridges, recycled over 5.2 tons of plastics. It helps reducing over 6.7 tons of CO2 emission, which requires 292 trees to absorb in a year.

    Inter-school Ink Cartridge Recycling Competition


    Group photo of all winning schools’ representatives.


    Instant Photo Shoot Corner and Canon Creative Park Workshop were arranged to let participants enjoy a delighting afternoon.




    Student representatives of Holy Angels Canossian School performed jazz dance to kick off the ceremony.                                                          

      The Western dance "Napoli" was performed by CCC Kei Wai Primary School (Ma Wan) that intensified the atmosphere in the ceremony.  

    Trumpet performance by Baptist Lui Ming Choi Primary School enriched the whole ceremony.

    The 7th Canon x McDull Inter-school Ink Cartridge Recycling Competition ─ Award List

    The Highest No. of Recycled Ink Cartridges The Highest No. of Recycled Ink Cartridges Per Head
    1st Prize CCC Kei Wai Primary School (Ma Wan)
    1st Prize Holy Angels Canossian School
    2nd Prize Baptist Lui Ming Choi Primary School
    2nd Prize Kowloon Tong School (Primary Section)
    3rd Prize Pui Ching Primary School
    3rd Prize Pui Ching Primary School
    4th Prize Creative Primary School
    4th Prize St. Mary's Canossian School
    5th Prize Cognitio College (Kowloon)
    5th Prize TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College


    About Canon Hongkong Company Limited

    Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It i s a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2017, Canon's global revenue was US$36.1 billion.

    One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (CHK) was established in 1971. It is responsible for the sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon product lines in Hong Kong and Macau. CHK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. CHK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) and OHSAS 18001 certification. For more information about Canon Hongkong, please visit our website: www.canon.com.hk.