The world needs fixing. It’s a fact one cannot deny. The postmodern world we live in is designed for human convenience, but that comes with a cost that’s much greater than our need for ease. For every time a phone is disposed, for every time you throw away an electronic product, nature takes a hard hit. With these growing concerns, Egreen began its journey of re-manufacturing toner cartridges in 2004. Focused that theirs would be a company that would keep in mind corporate social responsibility, not a profit earning machine. We chose to re-manufacture laser toner cartridges to combat the increasing e-waste situation.
Remanufacture printer toner cartridges? What does that even mean? How does that benefit the environment? You’re having questions about this, aren’t you?
When we say, we re-manufacture toner cartridges, we don’t mean they’re just refilled. It goes through a process, first we have empty/discarded toner cartridges collected and disassembled. Next is the examination of each part and discarding worn out ones with replacement of what’s needed. Followed by filling it with its specific toner and reassembling . But that doesn’t been we’re done. Reassembled cartridges are thoroughly tested and checked, finally sent to be packaged. That’s our contribution towards recycling e-waste.
It’s important to recycle toner cartridges to reduce its harmful ecological impact as well as the danger it causes to human life. The ink and toner used in cartridges is classed as a hazardous material (as they are carcinogens and they can disrupt hormonal activity). They are dangerous to human health and the environment. The plastic that is used to create the outside of the printer cartridge contains dioxins and other chemicals that are harmful to the planet and human health. As such a printer cartridge needs to be disposed of in a proper manner to avoid the environmental and health implications.
Did you know?
- Each year some 500 million empty or used cartridges end up going to landfill
- A cartridge in landfill will take more than a 1000 years to biodegrade
- To manufacture an original toner cartridge will have taken some 3.5 liters of oil