Monthly Archives September 2012

Refurbished/Reused/Remanufactured? What’s the Difference?

Refurbished / reused / remanufactured cartridges

These types of cartridges are to a greater or lesser extent produced from old printer cartridge parts that have been reused or repaired. All parts are examined, washed and tested individually to meet or exceed the quality standards set up by the OEM cartridge manufacturer. Key parts affecting quality and performance of the printer cartridge are replaced with new components while the cartridge case and non-wearing components are kept.

It’s better to re-use parts of old printer cartridges than to create new waste that ends up in landfills or incinerators. Less waste and energy are used in the manufacturing of these cartridges compared with recycled cartridges thus making them a better purchase.

Remanufactured, Refilled, Recycled…What’s the Difference?

If you’re new to the process of remanufactured, refilled, or recycled cartridges, this information may help.  If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to talk with us further at 407-767-0680.

A printer cartridge can consist of varying amounts of recycled material. The environmental cost will be very different depending on to which extent recycled materials are used in the production of the cartridge.

We define recycled printer cartridges as cartridges that are made from reworked waste or parts of old printer cartridges.

The generic process used during printer cartridge recycling is as follow:

  1. Upon arrival, cartridges are sorted based on model and condition and broken down into their main parts.
  2. Cartridges are checked for damage and overall condition. Damaged and worn parts are replaced by fresh components.
  3. Cartridges are reassembled and filled with new printer ink or toner. Cartridges are tested automatically for errors and then sealed in new packages.
  4. Recycled cartridges are sold to offline and online supply shops marketing them as remanufactured cartridges.

Do a Big Favor for the Environment

Cartridge World makes it easy for anyone to turn in their empty printer cartridges and get a high quality remanufactured one in their place. All you need to do is swap your empty black or color ink cartridge for one that has been thoroughly tested to ensure it will work properly with your printer. Most Cartridge World stores offer FREE pick-up and delivery to local businesses with a minimum order.  Call us today for details.  (407) 767-0680.

When you use a recycled cartridge you are doing a big favor for the environment.  Did you know that by recycling 1 million ink and toner cartridges saves approximately 19 thousand barrels of oil from being used.  Approximately 3 quarts of oil are used in the manufacture of a toner cartridge.  This means a whole barrel of oil is saved for every 50 cartridges that are re-manufactured instead of new.

Ask About our Fundraising Programs

At Cartridge World, we have programs that allow local community organizations & schools to raise funds by collecting empty printer cartridges and returning them to us. Our recycle programs are simple and requires very little work by your organization or staff.

Recycle Rewards is Easy!

  1. Give us a call & we will provide your organization with Cartridge World recycle bins or boxes.
  2. Get the word out by promoting the program to your group members.
  3. Cartridge World will pick up the cartridges and write your local school or community organization a check!

Contact your local Cartridge World store today to get started.

Spreading the Word About Cartridge World Savings!

If you’ve ever been in our store, which we may assume you have if you’re reading this, you have probably walked out feeling pretty good about the money you’ve saved, the service you were given, and the positive impact your purchase has on the environment.  We just want to encourage you today to TELL SOMEONE!  Spread the word about your Cartridge World experience to help others to not only save money but to prevent yet another cartridge goinginto the landfill.  THANK YOU!