Environment & Sustainability
Through re-engineering, TONEX™ makes one of the greatest contributions to sustainable development. Extending product life through re-engineering reduces waste and the CO emission by 70% compared to OEM’s and minimizes the carbon footprint that is key to leveraging the earth’s natural resources. By recycling and reusing toner cartridges, thousands of empty cases are diverted from being thrown into landfills every year. The cartridges are made with plastics, metals, paper, toner, and foam. All of these have an impact on the environment when thrown out, but the plastic in particular takes over 500 years to decompose.
Saving cartridges from the landfills has a substantial impact on the environment. Every year, more than 500 million plastic printer cartridges end up dumped in landfills around the world. But cartridges can be engineered for re-use, our industry substantially reduces the number of cartridges going to landfill, by a staggering 66-75%! The re-use of the plastics and metals used in toner and print cartridges is by far the most environmentally-friendly method of dealing with what is, essentially, a waste product – the empty cartridge. For example, recycled aluminium, used again in re manufactured products, uses 95% less energy in manufacture than virgin aluminium.
Re manufacturing, however is not only about being ‘green’; it is a real solution to the growing waste mountain that delivers significant business and tangible and real environmental benefits. It is not just an industry – it is a manufacturing ethos of re-use, not just re-cycle. Every cartridge that we re engineer is one fewer going directly to the landfill. For every re engineered cartridge purchased, its one less new cartridge that needs to be produced, saving energy, and preventing it from entering the waste stream and from draining the planets natural resources.