Offices can reduce, reuse and recycle through Multimedia Print Center

November 10, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- Penn State's Multimedia Print Center (MPC) is offering three new ways for campus departments to be environmental. These programs make recycling and reusing office materials easier than ever, and will hopefully encourage University employees to "green" some of their routines.

MPC is now recycling toner cartridges. When a cartridge is empty, employees can place it in the new cartridge's box and leave the box in their office's mailroom to be picked up. Empty toner cartridges from IKON, Ricoh, Canon and multifunction devices that are not currently being recycled by General Stores, or another vendor, are accepted. Empty cartridges are picked up during the regular mail run and returned to MPC for recycling. For further information, contact Sue Houck at (814) 863-1464 or

While offices are recycling printer cartridges, they also can take part in MPC's "Reuse the Box" program. MPC shipment boxes stamped with a "reuse" emblem can be flattened after use and left in mailrooms to be picked up during regular mail delivery.

Along with its recycling efforts, MPC is reusing materials by renting poster boards to departments for short-term displays. The boards, which are similar to displays found in exhibitions and conferences, can be rented by faculty, students and other presenters. This program can help save money and reduces waste for multiple departments across campus.

The display boards are modular and can be set up in many different layouts. MPC can coordinate the arrangement with instruction from the renter, as well as take them down. For details and scheduling, contact Linda Lykens at (814) 865-7544 or

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Last Updated November 16, 2009