Did you know In the US, 40,000 tons of non-biodegradable plastics were thrown into its landfills in 1989? Every year since, that amount has grown even larger. That’s a staggering number, but people are still cynical about recycled toner cartridges. The following Q & A may help you realize the profitability of going green.
1. Are recycled toner cartridges really environmentally sound?
Every time you use a recycled laser toner cartridge, you help reduce the amount of plastic trash thrown into our landfills. Each cartridge equals .5 quarts of oil and is made up of four pounds of non-biodegradable parts that will forever pollute the environment. The average cartridge is made up of up to 120 precision-engineered plastic and metal components. Most of these are perfectly re-usable or replaceable after the toner runs out.
2. If my printer salesman or repairman says I shouldn’t use a recycled product, shouldn’t I listen?
Printer salesmen are just that, printer salesmen. Sometimes they have a sideline selling new toner cartridges. It’s a long term reliable business that they don’t have to work for. As for repairman, any repairman who is knowledgeable will till you that even new cartridges can cause printer problems. Our staff here at Capital Bsuiness Systems are have the knowledge and know-how to save you money while also going green.
3. Does the manufacturer recommend a recycled cartridge?
It’s not recommended, but they do it themselves. Apple signed a contract with a recycler in Texas and Hewlett Packard is busy looking for a European sit to build a recycling plant. They still make more money on the new ones; so they push them.
4. How do I know if my laser printer uses a cartridge that can be re-manufactured?
Easy, Canon holds the patent on the engine and print technology which means that they make the engine and the cartridge and sell it to other companies, who slap their name on it and jack up the price. Eighty percent are all the same engines and cartridges.
5. How much does a re-manufactured cartridge cost?
If you are like most people, you want to save money. Re-manufactured toner cartridges can run 40% to 50% cheaper, than new ones. That’s 100% quality at only half the price! Call a reputable dealer to find out how you can do your part to save our planet.