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Annually there a millions or even billions of waste are being dump in the landfills and there's only a small percentage from the population all over the world that are practicing reprocessing and recycling materials. People are not concerned of the effects that are happening on our environment. Every small pieces of garbage that are not properly disposed of can create mountains of waste on spaces that can supposedly be a shelter for a homeless family.

There are strategies and solutions that we can do together to be able to reduce the environment problem that we created. Unconsciousness should be set aside and let yourself be aware of what's really happening due to our own negligence. 

Several consumers are not aware of the hazards that the product they purchase could bring to them when not properly disposed. This results to numerous illegal dump sites that are not supposed to be located near a populated zone. People  just dump their garbage wherever they want, cause they're not aware of the harmful effects it may bring to their families or neighboors and also to the environment. 

For example, a pile of empty printer cartridges that are irresponsibly thrown away to an area near a community, there are possibilities that people from the surrounding area can accidentally ingest the harmful toxins emitted by the cartridge. Though it may not cause some serious problems when you draw some inks on your skin, you can't compare that to the possible trouble when you ingest an ink or toner from a printer cartridge. That is one of the reason why brand manufacturers of printer cartridges like HP, Epson, Dell are building plants for recycling their own products of ink and toner cartridges. These recycled products may be referred to as eco-friendly toner cartridges and ink cartridges.

Recycled printer cartridges are commonly called as remanufactured toner cartridge and ink cartridges. These reprocessed  materials are greatly contributing to the reduction of waste all throughout the world. If more kinds of material are to be recycled and remanufactured, then it would be a great help to our environment. 

Some of our natural resources are preserve from recycling a single material, then what more could it be when not just two or three materials are recycled and remanufactured. The potential of preserving more natural resources will greatly increase over time. All of these are not impossible if we start now to create plans on recycling other types materials and commodities that we often need. 

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



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