Rather than recycle, which involves destroying the product to recover the materials for use in different products, remanufacturing brings that product back to a useable state for use in its original application. Cartridges are remanufactured when worn parts are replaced. A monochrome toner cartridge can be remanufactured on average 3.5 times, meaning the carbon footprint from the production of the original cartridge is amortized over this extended lifetime.
Remanufactured toner cartridges reduce waste, save natural resources, and cut costs by reusing empty cores and parts rather than disposing single-use products (OEMs). In fact, using a recycled toner cartridge will lower a company’s carbon footprint by 46 %.
Also, OEMs are generally transported thousands of miles by sea and by truck before getting to the end user, coming mainly from countries in Asia. Remanufacturing within the same region as the user has a major environmental impact. There are very few truly local remanufacturers; most local remanufacturers now outsource their products and no longer remanufacture directly.
InfoLaser carries its own brand of laser toner. With 25 years of experience improving the remanufacturing and recycling of cartridges, Infolaser has ultimately built the best quality in the industry.