RECYCLING PICKS UP SAVINGS

  • mse-big-banner-new-03-17-2016-416716a-tonernews-web-banner-mse-212
  • ces_web_banner_toner_news_902x1776
  • 2toner1-2
  • 05 02 2016 429716a-cig-clearchoice-banner-902x177
  • ncc-banner-902-x-177-june-2017
  • cartridgewebsite-com-big-banner-02-09-07-2016
  • Print
  • banner-01-26-17b
  • clover-depot-intl-us-ca-email-signature-05-10-2017-902x1772
  • 4toner4
Share

RECYCLING PICKS UP SAVINGS

 user 2005-12-07 at 10:42:00 am Views: 61
  • #13355

    Recycling picks up savings
    Office supply buyers work with suppliers on options from products to services.
    Most
    companies have paper- and can-recycling bins scattered throughout the
    building. And there’s good reason: Recycling helps the environment and
    saves money.
    Nothing new about that. But what is new, today, is that
    office-product suppliers and printer manufacturers have programs to
    make recycling easy and some will even pay to pick up used ink
    cartridges. They use the recycled cartridges to remanufacture new
    cartridges with the same quality as the originals. Some office
    suppliers sell the remanufactured cartridges for 30% less than original
    [OEM]ones.
    Recycling ink cartridges and paper saves potentially
    millions of pounds of landfill waste. Recycled paper saves the energy
    and water used to make virgin paper.
    Office product suppliers like
    OfficeMax and Staples are among a few who have incentives to make it
    easy for companies to recycle ink cartridges. According to Harry
    Dochelli, executive vice president of operations for OfficeMax, the
    company’s cartridge return program picks up cartridges directly from a
    drop-off box located in the customer’s building. It also offers its
    customers a financial incentive for recycling used cartridges.
    OfficeMax sells remanufactured cartridges made from the recycled
    cartridges for 30% less than the OEM brand.
    Mark Buckley, vice
    president of environmental affairs for Staples, says the company has
    diverted millions of ink jet toner cartridges from landfills. Staples
    remanufactures cartridges and makes sure they meet the specifications
    of the original cartridge. “We sell the remanufactured cartridges for
    20% less than the OEM cartridge, on average,” he says. “And they
    perform just as well.”
    About 90% of Xerox products are designed with
    remanufacturing in mind. There’s no difference in the quality of the
    new vs. the recycled, says Pam Will, consumables strategy manager for
    Xerox supplies group. As part of its recycling process, Xerox picks up
    all its used equipment from customers at no fee. She says all savings
    from remanufacturing and recycled content goes directly to its
    customers. Xerox factors in what it saves from using a recycled
    component into the cost of the remanufactured item. “We prevented 142
    million pounds of materials from going into landfills, and saved 1.4
    million megawatt hours,” from using recycled products, says Will.
    Solid ink technology
    In
    fact, Xerox’s solid ink technology doesn’t use a cartridge. Its green
    design uses resin-based solid ink sticks. When ink runs out, there is
    nothing left to throw away.
    The company says it generates 95% less
    waste during use than a typical color laser product. For every 100,000
    printed pages, a solid-ink printer generates five pounds of landfill
    waste, compared to about 157 pounds for a typical color laser printer.
    Because
    solid ink prints the same on any paper, recycled paper can be used for
    all printing. Xerox is actively working to extend solid ink technology
    in other markets, and will continue to introduce solid ink products.
    Track progress
    Staples
    developed environmental-attribute recording to show customers the
    environmental impact of their purchases. For instance, it provides
    business customers with information on how many trees they saved with
    certain purchases.
    OfficeMax customers can build an order template
    for their frequently ordered products. When they begin ordering, the
    system points them in the direction of recycled products
    .