According to Italian and European law, reuse represents the most efficient option to support environmental sustainability.
For a company reuse doesn’t only come down to business nor does it merely represent a proposition to appeal to the stakeholders involved, as it also applies to corporate ethics and sustainable branding. From the consumer’s perspective, choosing a remanufactured product translates into responsible consumption, as well as into a sustainable choice.
Remanufactured products are restored to life by reclaiming used original manufacturer products, printers and copiers that would otherwise be disposed of without exploiting their life cycle.
Using remanufactured cartridges is an eco-friendly choice, as it contributes to:
- minimize CO2 emissions
- reuse raw materials according to their original purpose, in compliance with the related legislation
- dramatically reduce waste - as well as hazardous waste - thus preventing or delaying final disposal.
Every year, more than 7 million used cartridges are sent either to landfill or incineration plants in Italy. Reusing empty cartridges prevents products from prematurely entering the waste stream, avoiding energy misuse, as well as emissions of dioxins and other gaseous pollutants from incinerator stacks.
Remanufacturing also reduces the need for new raw materials in order to make new cartridges: it takes over a liter of oil to manufacture the plastic components of a new cartridge.