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    Save 3 Qts. of Oil for Every Recycled Printer Cartridge
    Vegas, NV At a luncheon this past week at the Rio All-Suite Hotel &
    Casino in Las Vegas, Tangerine Office Systems was awarded the Las Vegas
    Chamber of Commerce’s “BIZ E Small Business Excellence Award” for
    “Green Business of the Year”Edy Seaver, President of Tangerine Office
    Systems in Las Vegas, Nevada, knows a thing or two about running a
    green business as well as how to help other businesses minimize their
    carbon footprints. Seaver has been in the toner industry for more than
    twenty-five years and wants the public to know what happens to the 110
    million cartridges that are thrown into landfills every year.

    is a community-based business that supplies the Las Vegas and
    Henderson, Nevada areas. Seaver says, “Recycling toner cartridges is
    not only a smart thing to do for the ecology, but it’s also a very easy
    way for any company to begin their process of becoming green. Recycling
    is a win/win for businesses and the environment”"The best part
    of all this,” says Seaver, “is that by picking up thousands of our
    customer’s empty toner cartridges and recycling them, we are keeping
    those cartridges out of the local landfills. Doing this also enables us
    to offer those remanufactured cartridges to our customers at
    factory-direct prices. Not only are we helping the environment, but
    we’re also helping our customers to save money at a time when they
    appreciate such savings more than ever. Most people don’t realize that
    every cartridge that Tangerine recycles saves approximately three
    quarts of oil. This is just one of the reasons we were so excited to
    win the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce’s Green Business of the Year
    Award. This information is likely to make a lot of companies rethink
    their toner purchases.

    Edy’s statements and facts about the
    importance of recycling toner cartridges drew an emotional response
    from the audience at this week’s award luncheon. Her company’s slogan,
    “Tangerine – your office needs in a squeeze,” brought an appropriately
    light moment to the event.

    The award went to the company that best exhibited the following qualities:

    • Utilizes green products and programs to achieve business goals and increase efficiency.

    • Shows reduced environmental impact through green initiatives.

    • Demonstrates commitment to utilizing sustainable materials and/or practices.

    stresses, “Buying remanufactured toner cartridges and recycling empty
    cartridges are easy ways to reduce the environmental impact of these
    products while saving substantial amounts of money. More than 500
    million OEM toner and inkjet cartridges are manufactured every year. If
    these cartridges are not diverted from our landfills, this equates to
    almost 1,000 tons of unnecessary pollution that can enter our waste
    stream every day”

    Tangerine has their finger on the pulse of
    American business. According to Tiller, a New York-based advocacy
    marketing firm, nearly half of all Americans plan to make some sort of
    change to help the environment, and are willing to either reduce their
    energy use or recycle more.

    The environmental benefits to recycling toner cartridges include:
    • 97% of a Cartridge is Recyclable
    typical used toner cartridge weighs about three pounds and is composed
    of 40% plastic, 40% metal, and smaller percentages of rubber, paper,
    foam, and toner. The plastic is made of engineering-grade polymers and
    takes at least 1,000 years to decompose. However, approximately 97% of
    these combined components can be recycled and reused.

    • Recycling Conserves Resources

    using remanufactured toner cartridges reduces pollution and waste by
    minimizing the amount of materials, such as plastic, steel, aluminum,
    and rubber, disposed of in landfills. It also conserves natural
    resources by eliminating the need for virgin materials used to make new
    cartridges. For each pound of new material used in remanufacturing, 5
    to 9 pounds of virgin materials are conserved.

    • Recycling Saves Energy
    remanufactured toner cartridges also saves energy. Approximately three
    quarts of oil are burned in the production of a single new toner
    cartridge. This equates to more than 375,000 gallons of oil consumed
    every year to make toner and inkjet cartridges.

    started ten years ago by delivering toner cartridges. They are now an
    Authorized Xerox Dealer, Authorized HP Dealer, and operate a complete
    service department. Today, Tangerine Office Systems is a full service
    office supply company. As part of a national buying group, TriMega,
    they have more than seventeen billion dollars in purchasing power.

    addition to copiers and toners, they offer more than 40,000 office,
    break room, and janitorial supplies with free next-day delivery by
    their own company drivers. Of their vast inventory, more than 5,000 of
    the products Tangerine carries are “green” products. These products are
    labeled recycled, biodegradable, environmentally friendly, and energy
    saving. Their online catalog enables their customers to purchase
    supplies 24/7.

    Edy’s husband Ira Seaver has been a leader in
    toner technology since the early 1980′s, developing formulations that
    last longer and give better copy quality than some OEMs. Tangerine
    delivers the best possible toner technology due to the extensive
    knowledge of Ira Seaver. His toners have been sold throughout the
    world. Ira was instrumental in developing the chip technology that
    enables remanufacturing. He has maintained his reputation for high
    quality, producing cartridges in Henderson, Nevada with less than a one
    percent failure rate. Buying remanufactured cartridges is the easiest,
    most cost-effective way for any company to save money and reduce their
    carbon footprint. Ira was one of the founding partners of Tangerine and
    ran the company up until 2006 when his wife, Edy, took over as
    President. To book Edy Seaver to talk about the ways you can help your
    company to go green, contact Robin Jay at the Las Vegas Convention
    Speakers Bureau: Robin@LVCSB.com.Tangerine Office Systems plans on
    continuing to produce the newest and latest model compatible toner
    products on the market, while using the highest manufacturing standards.