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September 13, 2010 13:51 ET

UMB Bank of Kansas City Diverts 1,403 Pounds of Electronic Waste From Landfills With grenk

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - September 13, 2010) -  UMB Bank of Kansas City recently issued a sustainability case study in conjunction with InkCycle, a business with a green line of remanufactured ink and toner cartridges known as grenk. The case study reviewed how UMB Bank of Kansas City diverted 1,403 pounds of electronic waste from landfills.

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Malenda Shahane, sustainability manager at UMB Bank, said that grenk was a huge help in creating a results-driven sustainability program. "Thanks to grenk, UMB Bank's e-waste was reduced by 1,403 pounds from May to November 2009. The grenk cartridges have also saved an additional $8,508.32 from May to November 2009," said Shahane.

According to the case study, UMB's paper recycling diverted approximately 703.27 tons of waste from landfills in 2009, and the company's overall footprint showed a 2 percent decrease in carbon emissions from 2007. "Now, because of UMB's sustainability initiatives, there is one branch in Olathe, Kan. that is Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver, one branch in Arnold, Mo. that is LEED certified and two other branches opening this fall that will be seeking LEED certification," said Shahane. "There are many other UMB initiatives on the horizon that clearly demonstrate both the company and its associates' passion as green advocates."

Brad Roderick, executive vice president of InkCycle, said that having a sustainability program designed to eliminate e-waste is what drives him to promote the green line of ink and toner cartridges. "Thanks to UMB Bank and their local bank locations, we are working towards a green community. Grenk will impact many local businesses in the near future with respect to eliminating electronic waste," 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.

grenk is a 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.

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