C-WORLD TO CUT U.S. EMMISIONS BY 1M. LBS

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C-WORLD TO CUT U.S. EMMISIONS BY 1M. LBS

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    Cartridge World Estimates Its U.S. Customers Help Reduce Carbon Emissions by 1 Million Pounds in 2007
    Refilling and Remanufacturing Printer Cartridges Locally Reduces Global Transportation Requirements
    EMERYVILLE,
    Calif.–Cartridge World, the World’s largest printer cartridge refiller
    and remanufacturer, has announced that its customers will help avoid 1
    million pounds of carbon emissions annually by reusing its printer
    cartridges instead of buying new. This is the equivalent of taking
    almost 100 passenger cars off the road for one year and recycling 150
    tons of waste instead of depositing it in a landfill.The study,
    performed by Brown & Wilmanns Environmental, LLC, estimates the
    transport-related carbon dioxide emissions of transporting original
    equipment manufacturer (OEM) cartridges from overseas production
    facilities to U.S. retailers versus refilling or remanufacturing those
    cartridges locally at a Cartridge World store.“With the idea of carbon
    footprinting becoming a household term, we believe consumers and
    businesses want to know the impact products have on the environment to
    get from factory to retail,” said Cartridge World CEO, Burt Yarkin.
    “Not only do we extend the life of a useful printer cartridge, we do so
    with more local content than the OEM manufacturers which is more
    environmentally friendly.”The study compared the carbon dioxide
    associated with the transport of three different ink and toner
    cartridges from their countries of origin to three US cities based upon
    product mass, distance shipped, and mode of transportation. This was
    compared to the impacts associated with Cartridge World’s transport of
    ink and toner for similar products to the same three cities. The study
    did not estimate the emissions for any manufacturing process.The
    results were remarkable. The study showed the transport of Cartridge
    World inks and toner can emit less than half the carbon dioxide than
    that of OEM cartridges. And across the three city average, with typical
    refill percentages of one-color inkjet, three-color inkjet and laser
    cartridges, the average carbon dioxide transportation footprint of
    Cartridge World ink and toner operations is 40% lower than what might
    be expected from OEM cartridges. Also notable is that the carbon
    dioxide reduction of transportation-related carbon dioxide is over 70%
    for toners.The study used conversion factors provided by the Greenhouse
    Gas Protocol to calculate the carbon dioxide emissions produced via
    various shipping weights and distances. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol is
    one of the most widely used accounting tools used to understand,
    quantify and manage greenhouse gas emissions. The GHG Protocol
    Initiative was developed through a partnership between the World
    Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable
    Development.In addition to reducing product transportation emissions,
    recycling and reusing ink and toner cartridges keeps cartridges out of
    landfills and reduces the needs for manufacturing. All of these steps
    constitute a reduced environmental footprint, which businesses and
    consumers can easily make a part of their daily lives by frequenting
    locally owned and operated businesses such as Cartridge World.

    About Cartridge World
    Emeryville,
    CA-based Cartridge World is the world’s fastest growing ink refilling
    retailer in the $80 billion printer cartridge industry. The company
    refills empty ink cartridges and remanufactures empty toner cartridges
    for inkjet printers, laser printers, fax machines, and photocopiers
    with top quality, brand-specific ink and toners; it offers consumers
    and businesses a more affordable option to buying new, provides a 100%
    satisfaction money-back guarantee and helps the environment by keeping
    cartridges out of landfills. Voted #1 in the category of toner
    replacement services by Entrepreneur Magazine Franchisee 500, Cartridge
    World has more than 1,500 franchised retail locations in 45 countries.
    Cartridge World North America was founded in 2003. There are currently
    more than 600 locations open in the United States, with 800 locations
    expected by the end of 2007. For more information call (888) 99-REFILL
    or visit http://www.cartridgeworldusa.com.