Every year over 400 million cartridges with a combined weight of 200 million pounds are buried in our nation’s landfills and of that number, only 30 percent are currently being recycled, refilled, or remanufactured. Greene Concepts is determined to change this wasteful industry cycle.
In fact, 160 industrialized nations have signed the United Nation’s Basel Convention on the Control of Trans-boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, excluding the US. It is estimated that between 50% and 80% of computer parts, including cartridges, that are collected in the US for recycling are actually dumped in third world countries in Africa and Asia… Ouch! Come on people we can do better than this!
“Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” is the desired model for the lifecycle of manufactured products according to the US EPA and the US Department of Energy. At Greene Concepts, we concur. Save the planet and save money? Sounds like a win, win. (read “The Myth: OEM superior to Remanufactured” and “The Big Lie: Remanufactured Cartridges Void Warranties”).