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    E-waste: How to Recycle Ink and Toner Cartridges


    by InkCycle

    Brad Roderick, executive vice president of InkCycle in Lenexa, Kansas, reviews the process of recycling ink and toner cartridges at InkCycle to help eliminate e-waste from landfills.

    Roderick explains that the first steps include taking the toners apart to see what's inside of them, replacing the critical wear components, cleaning out excess toner and getting them back to a state where they are ready for repair and refurbishment.

    The final step of recycling an ink and toner cartridge occurs when one is placed into a live printer and a series of pages are printed to ensure that when it's taken out of the box the print performance at the end of the production process is up to the standards that will satisfy the consumer.

    InkCycle produces a recycled ink and toner cartridge called grenk. Grenk is designed to leave the smallest environmental footprint possible.

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