SOURCE: Green Project Inc.

Green Project Inc.

November 12, 2009 11:34 ET

Green Project Inc. at the Forefront of Preventing Landfill Waste and Assisting Schools

Program in Jeopardy Due to Seiko Epson

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2009) - Green Project Inc. (www.greenprojectinc.com) announced today the expansion of its ink cartridge recycling efforts through which schools across the United States will benefit. Green Project, a Los Angeles-based, environmentally dedicated entrepreneurial company that sells recycled ink and toner cartridges, is already helping to divert millions of cartridges from landfills and helping schools cope with ongoing budget cuts.

Green Project currently works with regional ink cartridge brokers that collect used cartridges from organizations such as schools, churches and non-profit organizations. As part of its expanded efforts, Green Project will make the program available to more schools and double up its efforts to sign up more cartridge brokers to collect used ink cartridges from schools in exchange for money that will provide crucial funding for educational programs. Green Project hopes that the program will make an impact on multiple levels by not only diverting millions of ink cartridges from landfills, but also helping schools that are struggling during the recession.

"We have seen this program in action, and see incredible potential in its expansion to help even more schools raise desperately needed funds," said Green Project President Joseph Wu. "Like any other company, Green Project strives to be a successful business. But it is possible to be a profitable company while helping the environment and others in the community."

However, the program may be in jeopardy due to a legal battle initiated by Epson America Inc. and Seiko Epson Corp., one of the world's largest inkjet manufacturers. Epson has filed a lawsuit against Green Project, claiming patent infringement. In response, Green Project has recently filed a counter-suit to gain relief from these charges.

Green Project is one of the largest recyclers of Epson cartridges, and the outcome of the suit will decide the fate of the national ink cartridge-recycling program. Counsel for Green Project Thomas T. Chan stated, "Not only will this lawsuit affect recyclers of ink cartridges, it will also impact the recycling of other products as well, since it could set a precedent for future cases involving reused materials. Ultimately, this case could decide the fate of a large segment of all kinds of green businesses that thrive on reusing materials that would otherwise be dumped into landfills."

Green Project Inc.

Based in Hacienda Heights, Calif., Green Project Inc. is a fast-growing start-up that specializes in recycling ink and toner cartridges. The company provides products for all of the major manufacturers of inkjet printers, including inkjet cartridges and laser toners. The company has a strong environmental orientation and has chosen to focus on providing recycled products, thus saving the earth from further environmental harm caused by discarded inkjet cartridges and used ink. More information is available at www.greenprojectinc.com.

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