Not only do we have an environmental obligation to collect spent cores [empties], but you also need to look at it as securing the consumer’s right to choose.
Van Nuys, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2012
Micro Solutions Enterprises (MSE), a global leader in high-quality aftermarket imaging supplies, announces that it is turning e-waste into consumer choice by recycling spent toner cartridges.
Printer cartridge remanufacturing is a global business that began in the late eighties.
It was an industry born out of consumer demand, as anybody who has ever paid top dollar for a printer cartridge could affirm.
Remanufacturers collect empty cartridges, inspect them for damage, and repair them.
If the empties are not collected by remanufacturers, they end up in overburdened landfills.
In some cases, as has been reported, empty cartridges were shipped overseas to developing nations where they are disposed of carelessly, polluting local water supplies with toxic waste.
Toner cartridges are also petroleum-based products that require an average of 3 liters of oil to produce.
In an era of record-high gas prices and increased environmental concern, consumers are seeking greater cost savings and greener alternatives.
When purchased from authorized MSE dealers, the user may save, on average, 25-30 percent.
MSE is one of the largest printer cartridge remanufacturers in the world and is recognized as an industry leader in technological innovation, automation and quality control.
More importantly, since 2009 MSE is in compliance with environmental management systems to help minimize the company’s negative affect on the environment (ISO 14001); and has been recognized by WRAP (California Department of Resources Recycling) for outstanding waste reduction in the community.
MSE has also complied with Nordic Swan’s Nordic Eco-labeling, which guarantees climate requirements are taken into account and that carbon dioxide and other emissions are limited.
Says Yoel Wazana, president, MSE: “Not only do we have an environmental obligation to collect spent cores [empties], but you also need to look at it as securing the consumer’s right to choose. Without your cores, you will have no choice but to buy high-cost original toners, which cost as much as $300-400 dollars for business class printers. If you give your cores to the original printer makers or throw them away, you are unwittingly eliminating your ability to choose. That right that should be sacred to any consumer.”
MSE has initiated many programs to collect spent original toner cartridges. To learn more about MSE’s collection programs or to find a dealer near you, please call: 818-407-7500 EXT. 187 or email mikem(at)mse(dot)com.
Founded in 1994 by Yoel Wazana, MSE is the largest remanufacturer with U.S.-based production facilities and a leading-edge innovator in the marketplace. MSE pioneered the process of Intelligent Re-Engineering™, which employs patented technologies, proprietary processes, and stringent testing methodologies that result in the market’s best alternative to high-cost OEM print consumables. MSE has sales and distribution in Canada, Europe (UK and the Netherlands), Israel, UAE, Brazil, and USA (California and Pennsylvania).