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Commitment To The Environment

As an environmentally responsible remanufacturing company,  spearink provides an answer for people who are looking to purchase recycled products and to keep their cartridges out of landfills. We offer an alternative to the standard end-of-life model for these items by extending their lifecycle and closing the loop on their production. We take this green cause seriously and extend it to our business philosophy and practices.

 
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FACTS

  • More than 300 million printer cartridges end up in our landfills on a yearly basis. That translates into more than $450 million being thrown away.
  • Approximately 90% of printer cartridges are recyclable but only 20% are being recycled. Excess ink and toner can filter into our water supply.
  • More than two ounces of oil are used for the production of every inkjet cartridge. That means we’re going through more than 4,000,000 gallons of oil for single-use cartridges each year.
  • The recovery and reuse of empty printer cartridges diverts millions of cubic feet of material from waste disposal, saving us the millions of tax dollars needed to pay for additional landfill management.
  • Spear ink recognizes that business has a direct and indirect impact on the environment. Our goal is to achieve sustainability through calculated decisions, measurable results and direct impact.

ENERGY USE

Spear ink has taken proactive measures to minimize energy use in its 30,000 square foot facility.

WASTE

Spear ink is constantly striving to recycle, reuse and reduce its waste throughout the office and warehouse.

WATER CONSERVATION

Water is an integral part of the remanufacturing process and we have done our part to improve our process and reduce such a valuable resource

PACKAGING

Effort to reuse and source packaging material has been made with our Focus brand cartridge packaging which of over 30% recycled material

BRANDING

All of our company ventures including websites, boxes, sales brochures & marketing material, even our company name, reflect our continuous environmental commitment.

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

Frequent inspections ensure our compliance with regulatory codes established by City of Los Angeles Fire and Public Works department

Spear ink environmental policy is imbedded in the company’s mission. Our future generation is relying on our implementation of such simple acts and we feel strongly about your support in aftermarket products. We appreciate your efforts in working with Spear ink today for a greener tomorrow

 
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Environmental Impact of Printer Cartridges

 

· It takes about a gallon of oil to make a new laser cartridge.

· Almost 8 cartridges are thrown away per second in the United States alone!

· In North America alone, over 350 million cartridges per year are discarded in our landfills, and that number increases by 12 percent annually!

· Every remanufactured laser cartridge saves nearly 2.5 pounds of metal & plastic waste from being deposited in landfills.

· A laser cartridge thrown into landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose. Some components made of industrial grade plastics will take over a thousand years to decompose.

· 70 percent of used printer cartridges throughout the world are currently being thrown out.

· In one year, if the world’s discarded cartridges were stacked end-to-end; they would circle the earth over three times.


 

 


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