Canutillo Elementary Receives Eco-Friendly Toshiba Copier
Canutillo Elementary Receives Eco-Friendly Toshiba Copier
Posted on 10/06/2015
Toshiba copier

Mrs. Julie Melendez, Principal of Canutillo Elementary School, operates the new Toshiba e-STUDIO 360LP copy machine that uses a special environmentally friendly toner that is erased when inserted into the adjacent e-STUDIO RD30 unit. This process allows the same piece of paper to be reused up to five times.

Canutillo Elementary School was named one of the 250 schools across the country to win a free ecofriendly copy machine from Toshiba America Business Solutions. The Toshiba e-STUDIO 360LP and the e-STUDIO RD30 are the world's first eco-friendly MFP system that allows users to recycle previously printed documents, and in turn cut down on toner and paper costs.

“This machine will allow my campus to reduce our carbon footprint, reduce waste, and save money on paper and toner,” said Julie Melendez, Principal of Canutillo Elementary School. “At the same time, it is a valuable teaching tool for our students on how to be environmentally friendly. We are implementing new paper recovery strategies in our classrooms so that we can earn the biggest return as possible.”

As part of its Sustainable School initiative that launched on Earth Day this year, Toshiba donated the eSTUDIO 360L P and e-STUDIO RD30 valued at $16,000 to the first 250 schools that applied on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Canutillo Elementary School is only one of two schools in the El Paso region to house the new eco-friendly printer set; Loma Terrace Elementary in the Ysleta Independent School District is the other.

The Toshiba e-STUDIO 360LP, the printing device, and the e-STUDIO RD30, the paper-reusing device, work together to use the same piece of paper up to five times. The machine uses a unique blue toner that is completely erased and sorted into one of two bins when fed into the RD30: one for paper in which the eco-friendly toner was removed, and the other for paper that does not have the special toner or was marked up but can still be recycled conventionally. Reusing paper up to five times not only results in significant financial savings, it also reduces the system’s CO 2 emissions 57 percent, according to Toshiba.

Besides being able to recycle toner and sort the paper to be reused, the copy machine has additional features usually reserved for larger MFPs including the digitalization of the content printed on a paper, a USB flash drive port for direct printing, a touch screen display and printing speeds of up to 30 pages per minute.

*Andrea Cortez, CISD Public Information Intern, contributed to this story