|Buy It Again!
Newsletter of the New Jersey Buy Recycled Business Network Summer, 2001
|Quality Standards Set for Remanufactured
Remanufactured laser and fax toner cartridges not only cost approximately 30% less than new cartridges, but they work as well or better than new cartridges. Sounds too good to be true? Its not. And remanufacturers of high quality cartridges can back up this statement by pointing to the quality standards and certification program that were recently established by the remanufactured toner cartridge industry.
In order to provide quality assurance to its customers, the remanufactured toner cartridge industry worked with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) to develop a series of integrated standardized tests that evaluate image quality, cartridge integrity and cartridge yield for all-in-one laser printer toner cartridges. The National Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the industrys independent testing organization, utilizes these tests in its evaluation of remanufactured cartridges and provides certified test results to remanufacturers.
Test results compare the performance of submitted samples against benchmark specifications and can be provided by remanufacturers to prospective customers as evidence of product quality. These quality assurance efforts should help erase the negative perception that some companies have of remanufactured toner cartridges.
For further information, contact the National Center for Remanufacturing and Resource
Recovery at 716-475-6091 or at www.reman.rit.edu.
The DuPont Carpet Reclamation Program not only keeps old commercial carpets out of landfills, but it has led to the development of
|two new innovative recycled flooring products. Commercial carpets
regardless of manufacturer, fiber type or construction removed by DuPont Flooring
Systems are processed and made into RepTile and CrocoTile Resilient Flooring, among other
things. These multipurpose resilient flooring products are adhesive-free, have
interlocking edges and are for use in heavy-duty environments. For more information about
the above program and products, call 1-800-4DUPONT or visit www.dupontcommercial.com.
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|Scrap Tires Bouncing in New Directions
scrap tires may be a problem in terms of illegal dumping, they inspire innovation and
creativity in terms of their recycling and reuse. New products made from scrap tires
continue to appear in the marketplace and are getting noticed not only for their
usefulness but also for their inventiveness. The following are just some of the new scrap
tire derived products on the scene:
Staples to Increase Focus on Recycled Products
Staples Inc., a prominent office supply company, is taking steps to promote recycled paper products at its stores throughout the country. Recycled content copy paper will now be an option for customers using the companys copy centers. A new line of 30% recycled content copy paper will also be made available. In addition, Staples will highlight those recycled products for sale at its stores. According to company officials, each Staples store offers almost 450 recycled content products.
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