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Green Fingers Come out Again at Fuji Xerox Printers

  • 24 May, 2005 12:46

<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p>
<p>Green Fingers Come out Again at Fuji Xerox Printers</p>
<p>Improving Sydney’s water quality with the planting of 500 trees</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia – Tuesday, 24 May 2005 – Fuji Xerox Printers, the leading provider of quality print solutions, is continuing its ongoing commitment to environmental initiatives, via a partnership with Greening Australia to plant five hundred native trees and shrubs in an effort to improve the quality of Sydney’s water.</p>
<p>Involving a team of 40 community volunteers and FXP staff members, the planting will occur on Wednesday, May 25 at Arthursleigh Farm, Marulan, near Goulburn - a site badly affected by erosion causing serious turbidity of water flowing into the nearby Wollondilly River and directly impacting Warragamba Dam, which stores approximately 80 per cent of Sydney's water supply.</p>
<p>“The main objective of the Arthursleigh planting project is to reduce the release of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and ultimately the Greenhouse effect,” said Brian Cumberland, Operations Manager for Greening Australia. “We’re extremely pleased by the involvement of both the University of Sydney who own the site and the Fuji Xerox Printers team, as they are making a contribution to a land care issue which impacts so many.”</p>
<p>“We were very impressed with the success of last years’ planting at Holdens Creek, an area that was badly degraded in the Canberra bushfires of January 2003. The survival rate is running at 88 per cent, which is excellent especially given the dry conditions,” Cumberland continued.</p>
<p>“While planting is only one of many initiatives FXP undertakes each year to support the environment, it’s certainly one of the most rewarding when we hear of results like this,” said Peter Diprose, Regional Environment Manager, Fuji Xerox Printers. “We are excited to have the opportunity to assist with the drainage line erosion on Arthursleigh, particularly because it impacts on our water supply and Sydney, Illawarra and the Blue Mountains are currently experiencing drought conditions.”</p>
<p>An eco-friendly company, Fuji Xerox Printers achieved the following in 2004 as a result of the environmental initiatives:</p>
<p>Achieved AELA Good Environmental Choice certification for 8 printers
CO2 Reduction (-37.2% or 57.04 Tonnes)
Tree Planting – 6000 trees and native flora planted during FY04 (~107 tonne CO2 absorbed … carbon neutral apart from SCM)
Significant reduction in paper consumption (-19% approx 240,000 pages)
Recycled media usage increased (from 13% to 44%)
Conversion of fleet vehicles to LPG or 4 cylinder vehicles (73%)
Recycling and reuse of packaging materials (93%)</p>
<p>FXP has also committed funds for Greening Australia to direct seed 7,500 native trees and shrubs via 22.5kms of tree line in spring 2005 to ensure ongoing support of the area.</p>
<p>Photography of the tree planting will be available 26 May 2005. For photography, please email rachael.norcott@maxaustralia.com.au or call 02 9954 3492.</p>
<p>About Greening Australia:</p>
<p>Greening Australia works in partnership with landholders, the community, government and business to tackle environmental degradation in a practical, a-political, and scientific way. For more information visit http://www.greeningaustralia.org.au/GA/NAT/.</p>
<p>About Fuji Xerox Printers, Australia:</p>
<p>With its Australian and New Zealand headquarters in Sydney, Fuji Xerox Printers is a world leader in printing solutions. Emerging with a new lease of life from the merger of Xerox ONP Systems with Tektronix, some 4 years ago, Fuji Xerox Printers continues to build on Tektronix' 15 years of market-leading research and development combined with the Xerox know how and respected quality.</p>
<p>Fuji Xerox Printers offer a complete range of colour and black and white printers. Working through an extensive reseller channel the company offers a comprehensive range of printing solutions across the market for work-groups, departmental solutions, individual applications and even home office use. With their award-winning speed, quality, unmatched reliability and usability, Fuji Xerox printers are setting NEW performance standards for printing solutions in three key markets: Office (including work group &amp; departmental requirements), graphic arts (from desk top to pre-press proofing) and on-demand printing.
For information on Fuji Xerox Printers, Australia, simply call 1300 793 769 or visit www.fxprinters.com</p>
<p>Or for more information please contact:
Linsey Rusk Fiona Martin
Fuji Xerox Printers, Australia Max Australia
Tel: 02 9452 7053 Tel: 02 9954 3492
Email: Linsey.Rusk@fxprinters.xerox.com Email: fiona.martin@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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