More and more, consumers are concerned about environmentally friendly policies. Almost 20 percent of United States citizens are members of environmental protection groups, and they are willing to pay more for products made according to green policies. In order to maintain a positive image in today’s marketplace, companies now need to factor in not just the price and quality of their products, but how those products are made and can be reused.
One of the most inevitable waste products of any business is old printer toner and ink cartridges. Given that the electronic waste going to landfills is increasing faster than any other kind of waste, businesses need to pay attention to how they are disposing of their printers and printer products.
The environmental benefits of recycling printer cartridges are so substantial that one state has actually mandated it. California’s recycling initiative, the State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC), requires government agencies in California to buy compatible or recycled toner cartridges.
However, only certain kinds of printer cartridges can be recycled. Many kinds of ink can be refilled, though toner cartridges used by laser printers are generally the easiest to recycle and the most cost-effective to buy recycled.
A small business might try to cut costs by buying a cheap, low quality printer. As many of us know from bitter experience, these printers often only last for a year before they expire and need to be replaced. Their ink is frequently disposable, rather than recyclable, as well. When printer and ink are used up, they become electronic waste.
By contrast, the average laser printer will last for years and years of high quality printing. Even better, the longer the printer lasts, the better the recycling technology for its particular toner cartridge gets. That is to say, as the laser printer ages, you’re able to buy cheaper and better quality toner for it. With regular printer service and the occasional repair, a laser printer is an excellent investment.
Being able to confidently advertise your company as one that uses long-lasting or recycled office products like laser printers and compatible toner cartridges will draw in environmentally concerned customers. With its high quality printer repair and high quality recycled toner, Laser Printer Resource helps your company join today’s green marketplace.