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Ontario Recognizes Green Chemistry Innovator

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Ontario Recognizes Green Chemistry Innovator

McGuinty Government Recognizes Xerox Canada

Ontario is honouring the Xerox Research Centre of Canada with the Ontario Green Chemistry and Engineering Award for developing environmentally-friendly products and processes. 

The company's innovations include developing a toner that uses 50 per cent less toner to print and a solid ink printer that eliminates the need for traditional toner cartridges and reduces waste generation by 90 per cent.

Xerox's award is one of two Ontario Green Chemistry and Engineering Awards presented last night. The other is to Western University professor Dr. Paul A. Charpentier in the individual category for research in developing improved solar energy nanotechnologies. 

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  • The Ontario Green Chemistry and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment and administered by the Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Network of the Chemical Institute of Canada.
  • The awards are given for significant contributions to the field of green chemistry and engineering in Ontario.
  • Through the Toxics Reduction Act, Ontario is the leading province in Canada in toxics reduction legislation.

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“Congratulations to the people at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada for their work to green the print and manufacturing industry. Ontario is pleased to be home to an industry leader in environmental practice like Xerox.”

Jim Bradley

Minister of the Environment

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