Sharp Corporation, on the switch for Earth Hour

Published: 27 Mar 2014

For the seventh year running, Sharp Corporation of Australia will join the global Earth Hour movement on Saturday 29th March 2014, reinforcing its commitment to reducing its impact on the environment.

From 8.30pm on Saturday, Sharp’s eco-friendly LED illuminated advertising sign on Lavender Street, North Sydney will be switched off for the hour. Sharp’s offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra will also power down in support of Earth Hour for the entire night.

Sharp Corporation of Australia is also celebrating a milestone achievement with Close the Loop who is Australia's largest recycling and resource recovery company for imaging consumables. In early March, Sharp Australia exceeded over 100,000 recycled units with its “Full Circle” recycling program – a joint initiative with Close the Loop.

Sharp Australia feels it is imperative to be involved in a program which recycles used products such as inkjet or laser printer cartridges, toner bottles, drum units or fuser kits, from printers, photocopiers or fax machines. It is important to Sharp Australia that all of their end of life products are disposed of in an efficient, effective and environmentally sustainable manner.

Mark Beard, National Marketing Manager for Sharp Corporation of Australia said, “Sharp has a long history in Australia and we’re very proud to support this Sydney-grown initiative. The support for Earth Hour around the world demonstrates the importance of this issue and energy efficiency is something we are constantly working to deliver in our product development.”

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