We’ve been looking at some of the common criticisms about remanufactured toner cartridges.
Here’s our favorite: “Those remanufactured laser printer cartridges don’t really help the environment anyway, so what’s the point.” Or, “Our business will wind up spending too much money if we try to be sustainable.”
Let’s briefly consider each of these arguments. Regarding the environment, The Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse has tracked the impact of the remanufacturing process and determined it saves approximately 2.5 kg of CO2 per toner cartridge. This is approximately 46% less carbon than OEM cartridges. Over the two decades LaserCycle USA has been remanufacturing toner cartridges, we’ve kept nearly 5.5 million pounds of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.
What’s more, remanufactured cartridges keep four pounds of plastic out of the landfill, save three quarts of oil per cartridge, and are 97% recyclable. These remanufactured laser toner cartridges also conserve natural resources by eliminating the need for virgin materials used to make new cartridges.
As far as the cost of sustainability, LaserCycle USA can recommend document management systems that lower your total printing costs while reducing your impact on the environment. As a company, we observe the highest environmental standards in our manufacturing and business practices by using environmentally responsible packaging, recycling and landfill reduction initiatives.