Do you give importance to recycling various materials or concern to your country's own economy, then you might consider these facts:

  • 99% of new compatible toner cartridges are manufactured in the USA-- most "OEM" brand cartridges are manufactured overseas.
  • Nearly 40,000 tons of plastic are saved from our nation's landfills each year by remanufacturing eco-friendly toner cartridge and ink cartridges.
  • It takes an average 2 quarts of oil to manufacture a brand new noner cartridge but less than half of that amount to manufacture a new compatible toner cartridge.

If you find a quality off-brand product that you can buy from a trusted retailer, one who can stand by their products at times that there are chances their product causes failure or doesn't perform as you have expected. Original cartridges from brand name manufacturers cost much more than generics primarily because of the marketing and advertising budgets most OEM manufacturers spend; a cost most third manufacturers don't have.

In general, aftermarket generics, compatibles and remanufactured toner cartridge and ink cartridge products are excellent to cut significant costs from your every day small business or personal printing expense, while maintaining quality printing results. Those who need extremely high quality printing like some professionals do, with a little trial-and-error testing of remanufactured cartridges, you will soon find the product which provides the quality results you need.

In all cases, always make sure to buy your remanufactured cartridges from a trusted retailer who can provide a 100% guarantee on their products.
 
 
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Have you ever imagine that one of your advance equipment use in home, can actually use farm products. Let's say i include potatoes in your coolers and fan, sounds silly but who knows it may be applied in the near future. You can't really predict technology and its gradual advancement. Who would have thought that soybeans can be fused with toners or inks and produce a synthetic product. 

OSC which stands for Ohio Soybean Council worked in association with Battelle, a global research and development organization creating value through innovation for the world. Their main purpose is to build up an environmentally friendly toner utilizing soybeans. Discoverings about the use of soybeans and its possible application to different products is OSC's honor. Their hard work leads to the creation of a bio-based toner that replaces the conventional petroleum-based toners that we normally use.

OSC Chairman, Keith Kemp stated, "We are satisfied to observe this task appear to fruition. OSC still continues to be a great leader in funding investigation to elaborate soy biobased products and soy toner mission has been by far our principal success by now."

The company of Battelle company named the soy-based resin product as "BioRez". Advance Image Resources, Inc is the licensee of these expertise. BioRez contains 60 percent of bio-based products and is a vital element in the production of the toners that are widely use in laser toner printers all around the world. West Point, a leading producer of after market products has seen the benefits of this bio-based toner and released its own bio-based product which they named as AgriTone. It is a remanufactured toner cartridge that contains 35 percent bio-based toner.

AgriTone cartridges is compatible for the following printers:

• HP LaserJet 4200 series
• HP LaserJet 4300 series 
• HP LaserJet 4345mfp
• HP LaserJet 4250/4350 series

Bio-based products definitely spurs the economic progress by expanding the demand for agricultural sources. It also promotes the benefit of renewing our natural resources and improves the environment by using what is already existing from our nature. BioRez toner is perfectly suitable for eco-friendly toner cartridge, what more could you ask for. Paper recycling also benefits from this invention, since printed materials that used bio-based toner are much easy to recycle unlike to those materials printed with petroleum-based toners. 

This innovation can greatly help numerous farmers who benefit from soy crops around the world. The introduction of bio-based products can possibly tend to attract more organizations to create and develop more bio-based materials for everyone of us.

 
 
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There are basically 2 (two) types of printer cartridges, the OEM's or original cartridges and there is the non-original cartridges also known as non-genuine. Non-original cartridges can be break down into types, the remanufactured cartridge and the other one is called compatible cartridge. 

Cartridges that works the same way as the originals are what we called compatibles. Without tampering the products trademark and breaking copyrights, these compatible cartridges are manufactured  the same as how their original counterparts are made. The advantage of using these products is simply to save money which at times gives consumer about 30-40% savings on their total expense. The draw back of this cartridges is they're not totally environmentally manufactured, there are also some occasional failures and customer complains about the product. 

On the other hand, remanufactured cartridges are quite different from compatibles as they're considered as recycled cartridges or eco-friendly toner cartridge and ink cartridge. Remanufactured cartridges are made from used and empty cartridges that consumers return to their respective manufacturer for the product recycling process. Returned cartridges are then thoroughly clean, refurbish and filled with sufficient ink and toner plenty enough for each cartridges. You also get much savings from remanufactured cartridges as compared to compatible cartridges. But considering that these products are environment friendly, by purchasing recycled products you are participating in the close loop cycle of nature preservation.

Always keep in mind that whenever you purchase or if you will ever try to purchase remanufactured toner cartridge and ink cartridge, check and read carefully the labels of the pack at all times. This is to ensure that you won't get to buy the inappropriate ink or toner cartridge for your printer, as the packaged may look completely different cause recycled products such as these remanufactured cartridges doesn't always come in extravagant packaging unlike those original cartridges who are always in those glossy packs. Remember that it's not the box that you're buying but the product inside of it, be thankful you're not paying for the fancy packaging that name brands charge you.

There might be occasional failures that you'll encounter both with compatible and remanufactured cartridges, but these failure are within industry norms that you'll experience even with original cartridges. It should be important to know that your retailer has company policies not only for the products failure but also to the damage that it may bring to the consumers equipment. 


 
 
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Do you own a laser printer and do a lot of printing with it? You must have a huge pile of empty cartridges inside your stock room, well, that is only if you keep them because you're worse if you just throw them away and let them add up to the daily mounting tons of garbage. If that describes you then why don't you try to ship those empty cartridges back to the manufacturer and let them do the magic of recycling those cartridges you consider trash into a new one. Haven't you heard about your companies' paid postage service for shipping back your empty cartridges, cause I know there are a lot of companies providing this service. 

Recycling all sorts of things that can still be use can have a big impact on diminishing different forms of pollution to our  environment. Your printers cartridge is made of plastic, and plastics can be recycled in so many different ways, you just have to make the initiative. That's what remanufacturers are doing, creating eco-friendly toner cartridge and ink cartridge, taking the initiative of recycling your used or empty cartridges with helping to reduce pollution as one of their main goals. 

Do you know that plastics are mainly created using petrochemicals? This chemical is obtain from crude oil and petroleum that as we all know are getting scarce and becoming more limited. Almost all countries are using petroleum, so if you can lessen the use of plastics, it's like a domino effect that the production of new plastics will be reduce, thus cutting down the demand for petroleum and crude oil resources.

Recycled cartridges are cost-effective and environmentally-friendly alternative. Printing business makes you aware of the regular basis expense of buying new cartridges, to reduce your weekly or monthly printing expenses. You should try using remanufactured toner cartridge and ink cartridge to save a lot. Remanufactured cartridges works well with HP, Brother, Epson, Lexmark, Canon and other known brands. 

Give them a try and you'll be amazed of how it works well with your printers and the quality that it brings. Who knows, after using them, you might ask yourself why did you ever spent a lot before buying expensive cartridges when you can save this much without compromising quality. Remanufactured cartridges may not solve all the issues related to pollution but they are definitely one of the solution. 




 
 
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In our professional living, there are essential things that may not be needed everyday, these particular things are generally ongoing. The market obviously tells you what are these things that we are talking about. It is absolute to know that each and every house has their own list of necessities, and in this list includes demands to technology. Majority of houses owns a personal computer, and to which they also use printers. That is why base on what the market reflects, printer cartridges becomes a necessity through the widespread usage of printers.

To some extent, printer users are purchasing reserve cartridges for when the time comes that the level of their printers ink or toner runs out and depleted, they are always ready for a spare and thus doubling the expense. But choosing inferior products such as non branded compatible cartridges, you might end up wasting your bucks from these sub standard products.

You deserve high quality in return of what you have spent, but buying branded cartridges apparently lives you with an empty pocket. What cartridge could be of exquisite quality, much cheaper, convenient and most of all environmentally friendly. These are called remanufactured cartridges, or as I call them, eco-friendly toner cartridges and ink cartridges. You can save significant amount of money without compromising the quality that you need, plus their are wonderful for the environment.

With these remanufactured ink and toner cartridges, once you tried to use them, you can't say that you bought a substandard cartridge and that you're just throwing your money by purchasing it. These cartridges becomes way cheaper compare to originally manufactured cartridges for the reason that they are not actually using expensive packaging and are not presented in a sophisticated casing, thus cutting down its market and retail price.

But what I love the most with these products is that they are recycled from thrown away or returned empty cartridges from various customers. Third party manufacturers are using these major components which works excellent for remanufactured toner cartridge. The implication of returning used and empty cartridges teaches people who are using these printer supplies to be more environment-conscious and responsible.

 
 
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First lets discuss what remanufactured toner cartridges are. According to Wikipedia "it is a printer consumable for use with a laser printer". They are recycled cartridges from original toner cartridges reproduced by third party manufacturers, refilled with toner from their own formulation, packed and finally send to the market.

Let's say you own a laser toner printer, then toner cartridges must be on the top list in your printer expense. So practically what you would do to cut down your expense is by purchasing aftermarket products and remanufactured toner cartridge. Your primary reason of doing this is to save money from the recurring expense.

Understanding how they are made can help clear your doubts in buying these remanufactured products. You should also know that there are a lot of sorts where you can buy toner cartridges namely : Original Equipment Manufacture, Compatible cartridges that are generic and there is also the so called Refilled cartridges that most reviewers do not recommend.

From empty cartridges that are disassembled, checking all the components that could possibly meet the standards, these components then are thoroughly clean and refurbish to create a new and fully functional cartridge. Usually they also changed the drum of the cartridge if it has any defects that may cause damage to the cartridge. Blades are also newly installed, working bi-fold by eliminating unnecessary particles and other feeds the drum with toner. They have their own specific formula of toners that they put into the cartridges. Once they're filled with enough volume of toner necessary for each cartridge, they are then examine for any hidden defects or deformity before loading to the conveyor that process the sealing. Sealed cartridges are finally sorted and get ready for packaging.

These remanufactured toner cartridges are widely known for being less expensive and for their usefulness and undoubtedly a great contributor being considered as Eco-friendly toner cartridge. You may have heard of rumors and negative reviews regarding these remanufactured cartridges, but these are to be blame to those sub-standard and low quality third party manufacturers. You need not to worry if you choose to buy from a trust worthy remanufacturer who has build and maintain a good reputation for decades of remanufacturing toner cartridges.


 
 
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There must be a purpose from doing anything, but there are also people who have tried doing something without even having a purpose. And what else could be a better purpose than going green and turning your self to a much environmentally minded type of person. Having a desired purpose for every action can be beneficial in the long run.

It also applies when your buying anything. Why do you buy these things? Is it for your self or for any particular reason? There is a reason why you need to buy them, and that is you need it for purpose. For the benefit of our environment, that is one major purpose where i dedicated my blog, to promote eco-friendly materials and products that you shouldn't hesitate of using.

Recycled and remanufactured products are valuable stuffs for me. I'm always enticed by these products that promote eco-friendly living, environment friendly lifestyle, nature beneficial products and so on. We can always say that money is more valuable than anything based on our economy. And to spend your money on such substandard products is a total waste of earnings. So its always important to check the value and quality of products that you consume and also their environment impact.

It's a sad reality that there are a lot of lurking illegal stuffs and substandard products promoting false information and selling products that don't deserve to be purchase. Buy with a purpose, make secure to get what you deserve from the money you spend, so you won't end up regretting what you spent. One example of spending your money wise for a very needed purpose is buying cartridges for your printer, and this to consider is a recurring expense that you should have to think of a way to lessen the expense without comprising the quality. The thing that might make you doubtful is the word ‘remanufactured’ as you might think that it will provide low quality output. Well, lots of people have this feeling, so it’s normal to think like that.

Based on a study conducted by StopWaste, there are such environmental benefits from using remanufactured toner cartridges :
  • A typical toner cartridge contains 97% of recyclable material.
  • It will take at least 1,000 years for an average 3 pound toner cartridge to decompose.
  • About 5 to 9 pounds of raw virgin materials are required to manufacture a new toner cartridge.
  • Approximately 3 quarts of oil is used in the creation of a new toner cartridge. So by purchasing a remanufactured version of a toner cartridge, the potential benefits are huge.

You get more in return, you have enough of what you spent. By purchasing remanufactured cartridges, you gain more benefits. There's always a perception that remanufactured and recycled cartridges can't produce quality output. But the truth is, they give quality output as the original cartridges produce and yields the same.


 
 
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Another inclusion to my Eco-Friendly archive is the Hewlett-Packard's cartridge packaging called NatraLock, a packaging that is redesign, renovated and transformed for a much better cause. I was outdated about the news circling around the web that i just recently checked it from the web and i was astound of its innovation.

It was as awesome as I expected, totally eco-friendly and not only that, compared to their old style packing, it helps to conserve amountful of space occupied. But their main cause of improving their cartridge packaging is to help reduce the great amount of emitted greenhouse gas released to our environment.

According to MNN (Mother Nature Network) "Human-produced greenhouse gas emissions have steadily raised the average ocean temperature by 0.045 degrees per decade for the past half-century."

The designed of their new packaging uses recycled materials such as paperboard which makes it more recyclable and decreases the plastic usage of about 50% compare to the material composition of their previous packaging that uses polyvinyl chloride plastic. With the packaging's 20% less weight, each cartridges reduces carbon footprint and brings ease to the transportation and shipping of the product. The interior packaging was also removed to reduce the use of paperboard as it's the packaging's main material.

HP always deliver customer satisfaction with products of exquisite design, precise manufacturing and by recycling their own products with environmental conduct such as their eco-friendly toner cartridges and ink cartridges which are which are also consider as remanufactured toner cartridges and ink cartridges. This has been a meaningful attempt of helping the environment by conserving resources and reduces the annually increasing amount of waste.

Product improvement and advancement is a sign that the manufacturer is paying attention to their customer concerns and request. This product modification was made possible with the environment in mind and to lessen its negative impact on our natural resources.. Imagine the ease and convenience it gives to business owners and retailers who are dealing on huge piles of packaging, thinking of more useful ways to get rid of the unneeded packages and how to manage them after use.

 

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    Fiel Mori Promotes Eco Friendly stuffs and creating environment friendly articles for everyone @PrintGreen



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