SOURCE: InkCycle


July 08, 2010 16:57 ET

Recycled Ink and Toner Cartridge Business Reviews How to Reuse Cartridges to Divert Electronic Waste From Landfills

LENEXA, KS--(Marketwire - July 8, 2010) -  Brad Roderick, executive vice president of InkCycle, reviews five steps about how to keep electronic waste out of overflowing landfills by recycling ink and toner cartridges. In 2009, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report estimated that roughly 400,000 tons of e-waste is sent to recyclers every year. Up to 80 percent of the materials, which are sorted for recycling, end up in operations in China, India, Southeast Asia and West Africa where it is disassembled and burned or dumped.

How to recycle ink and toner cartridges video:

In a behind the scenes look at the manufacturing plant, Roderick reviewed how ink and toner cartridges are recycled. "It is vital that we dispose of e-waste properly and create a product that pleases the consumer. First, the cartridges must be disassembled and cleaned, then the excess toner is disposed of appropriately and finally the cartridges must be post-tested. This video shows the process of how we get ink and toner cartridges back to a usable state in the most efficient way," said Roderick.

InkCycle is a Kansas City-based company with a green line of remanufactured ink and toner cartridges known as grenk: The company produces green, educational Web videos for consumers, corporations and the media about recycling electronic waste, eliminating over-consumption and lessening individual and corporate carbon footprints.

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