Eco Technology Toner Cartridges Recycle

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Mission

Expanding the technology all over the world through developing recyclable toner cartridges.

Up until now, used toner cartridges for printers were thrown away once used up. European customers, who are deeply concerned about the environment, expressed their strong feelings about recycling. However, recycling the old-style toner cartridges was difficult. In this situation, Brother's sense of responsibility towards the environment made the impossible, possible.

Development of a recyclable cartridge

It was not easy to recycle the toner cartridges of the time. This led us to the conclusion that we would design a "recyclable cartridge". On top of this, in order that the recycled cartridges would be equal in quality to brand new cartridges, we developed and introduced a recycling automation system.

Extending our know-how to the world

Work on toner cartridge recycling began in 2004. Cartridges were collected from all over Europe and recycled at our factory in Slovakia. At our Recycling Technology Centre in Britain, recycling-related know-how and data are extended out to Brazil, the USA, and Japan, offering worldwide support for recycling technology.

Carrying out our environmental mission

Our work in reducing the environmental impact through our toner cartridge recycling project has met with a positive reception. In 2014, we were honoured with two awards in the "Responsible Business Awards" held by "Business in the community", a British NPO. Our work in producing sustainable products and services has also won us recognition for our contribution to the local area and environment.

Project Note

New development in the area of recyclable toner cartridges.
Becoming a business which contributes even more to environmental issues.

2004 saw the adoption of toner cartridges resulting from the new developments in recycling technology. Through the recycling automation system, we were able to deliver recycled cartridges which were equal in quality to new ones. In 2014, we were honoured with two awards in the "Responsible Business Awards" held by "Business in the community", a British NPO. Our work in producing sustainable products and services has also won us recognition for our contribution to the local area and environment.

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