Ink refiller goes green


Ink refiller goes green
Manila Bulletin
Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Some businesses have resorted to using earth-friendly technologies and best practices as their share in the international effort to save Mother Earth. One area where wastes can be significantly reduced is on printer cartridges which are used by close to a quarter of the world’s population on a daily basis. According to estimates, some 12 million cartridges are used annually, with only some 3% being refilled because of fear of damaging their printers. Scientific data reveals that it takes some 450 years for one cartridge to fully decompose. “While most businesses and personal users wanted to cut costs on cartridges to contribute to preserving the environment, they have no choice but to stay with original equipment because of the inefficiency of existing refilling systems,” explains Babylyn Decena-Newfield, master franchisee of Cartridge World. Introduced to the Philippines last year, the Australian-based franchise is a one-stop shop of inkjet, laser, fax and photocopier needs, which recycle cartridges using state-of-the-art and earth-friendly refilling technology.

Cartridge World has more than 1,600 franchisees in some 52 countries and territories to provide a full range of services to meet the printing needs of both consumers and businesses. It refills cartridges quickly and conveniently, for about half the price of new products and remanufactures most types of toner cartridges.