Author Archives: CEO, Lenny Green

Remanufactured Cartridges are Just Plain Better for the Environment

By   October 16, 2015

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.

Used CartidgesIn 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”).

The Myth: OEM Cartridges are Superior to Remanufactured

By   October 16, 2015

Two CartridgesA common myth is that remanufactured products are always inferior in quality to new OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) products. According to Canon’s co-inventor of both inkjet and laser printers, “Remanufacturing means refurbishing used products to make them equal in quality to new products”. In 1997, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated that “Remanufactured products are as good as new”, in its publication, Waste Wise. In 2009 annual expenditures for both businesses and consumers on printers and printer consumables were estimated at $24.5 billion, with double figure increases each year. More than $10 billion is spent on ink in the US annually. If a penny saved is truly a penny earned then Ben Franklin would have loved Inkway USA and been a great customer and probably a successful reseller as well! Click here to learn more about becoming a reseller.

Another myth is that using a remanufactured or any cartridge other than that of the OEM will void the printer equipment (read “The Big Lie: Remanufactured Cartridges Void Warranties”).

The Big Lie: Remanufactured Cartridges Void Warranties

By   October 16, 2015

Don’t let the conglomerate industry manufactures intimidate you, Greene Concepts (Inkway USA) products work as well and frequently outperform OEM cartridges. Manufactures frequently try to sway you to purchase their over-priced ink and toner products but, The Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act states Warrantors (manufactures) cannot require that only branded parts be used with the product in order to retain the original warranty coverage.

Two CartridgesThousands of happy Inkway USA customers can’t be wrong. It is our mission is to save you money. Our customers are saving hundreds, even thousands every year in their homes, businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations. They are trying to frighten us, but why? The more YOU spend on THEIR cartridges, the more THEY make. This is simple math to the big guys and now it is simple math to the rest of us too (read “The Myth: OEM superior to Remanufactured”).