Apr 29, 2009
Download This paper provides a look at the market of remanufactured toner cartridges and what environmental benefits are really achieved by using them. It is estimated that 300 million plastic toner cartridges are placed in landfills each year. At about 3 pounds per cartridge, this can equate to more than 450,000 tons of land filled plastic, steel, alumninum, rubber, foam, and other components. It is critical to review reuse and recycle opportunities. This paper explains what a recycled cartridge actually is and the two methods to produce them. For optimal performance and that original manufacturer quality, remanufactured cartridges are the best option. Benefits include: resource conservation, energy conservation, cost savings, and reduction in landfill needs.