According to A Greener Refill™ LLC, each year over 375 million empty ink and toner cartridges are thrown away with most ending up in landfills or incinerators.
To put this in perspective the 375 million cartridges per year amount to disposal of:
1,000,000 cartridges per day
11 cartridges per second.
375 million cartridges put end-to-end would circle the earth over three times.
What’s the difference between OEM and Compatible Toner Cartridges?
OEM toner cartridges are manufactured by the printer brand manufacturer. For example, HP toners are made by HP and Canon toners are manufactured by Canon. The OEM toners are built for the specific MFP.
Compatible toner cartridges are toners manufactured by a third-party manufacturer. Compatible toner manufacturers essentially attempt to replicate the original toner design without infringing on the original manufacturer’s product patent. They are usually built using parts that have been recycled from old cartridges. Reputable compatible toner companies manufacture high-quality cartridges that are comparable to OEM cartridges.
Why choose compatible over OEM?
1. Compatibles are environmentally friendly.
Using compatible cartridges reduces pollution/emissions associated with landfilling, incineration, and the manufacturing of new cartridges. On average, each compatible cartridge sold prevents as much as 3 pounds of waste from going into landfills.
High-quality compatible cartridges have been tested and verified by independent third-party organizations to print more pages at a darker density level than equivalent OEM cartridges.
3. Cost Effective.
OEM toner cartridges are generally more expensive, and there is usually is not a big difference in quality between the OEM and compatible toner cartridge. According to industry analysts, manufacturers Lexmark, Canon, Epson, and other original equipment manufacturers (OEM) have margins of 60% or more on their imaging supplies. Compatible manufacturers, by using a higher percentage of recycled components, can save consumers from 10%-30% off the OEM cartridges.
The various green benefits of using compatible cartridges range from saving energy, avoiding landfills, to decreasing greenhouse gases. When choosing toner cartridges, compatible cartridges do the same job at a lower price. Reach out to American Lazer by clicking here or calling (866) 922-9003.