SOURCE: InkCycle

August 05, 2009 18:36 ET

Corporate America Commits to Recycling Electronics; Kansas-Based Recycled Ink and Toner Remanufacturer Diverts 394 Tons of E-Waste

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - August 5, 2009) - Nationally and internationally, large corporations such as Apple and Sony are making it easier to recycle e-waste, according to their Web sites. One such company based in Kansas, InkCycle, committed to protecting the planet by diverting 394 tons of ink and toner cartridges in 2008. Grenk, powered by InkCycle, a company that produces remanufactured ink and toner cartridges, developed the Carbon Neutronic Index™ which allows businesses to track the amount of landfill waste saved. Recycle ink and toner cartridges by reading grenk's blog: www.grenk.com/blog.

Last year, Americans discarded three million tons of e-waste, which includes computers, cell phones and ink and toner cartridges. Once discarded, many old electronics leak potentially fatal chemicals, like lead and mercury. These pollutants can get into the soil and waterways.

Brad Roderick, executive vice president of InkCycle, stated that the grenk line has also inspired the company to look at additional ways of practicing environmentalism while recycling ink and toner cartridges. "At grenk, we continue to make both mandated and optional changes within our facilities. Migration to hybrid vehicles, on-site waste water treatment, recycling, a ban on Styrofoam containers and disposable water bottles, etc.," says Roderick. Watch grenk video: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2977312/company_announces_ink_cartridge_recycling_index/

E-waste is not only an issue for the U.S. but is also a global challenge, and according to 60 Minutes and CBS, "much of this poison is coming out of the homes, schools and offices of America." However, the affects are felt halfway around the world in places like Hong Kong, where one town has the "highest levels of cancer causing dioxins in the world." CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4586903n

Grenk is a new line of remanufactured ink and toner cartridges designed to leave the smallest environmental footprint possible. Powered by InkCycle, grenk delivers brand name quality at a fraction of the cost. Request recycled ink at www.grenk.com/blog.

InkCycle is an industry leader in toner and inkjet print cartridge technology. InkCycle provides products to office and computer products resellers, office products superstores, other national chain stores and printer service companies. Visit InkCycle at www.inkcycle.com.

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