A huge part of why we remanufacture is for the environment. The world is under pressure to adopt a circular, rather than linear approach where we keep resources in circulation as long as possible rather than choosing to use more resources that the planet cannot afford to give - so what are some of the environmental benefits of remanufacturing?

The first is usually pretty obvious, and it's something that we've just mentioned - reduced eaw material consumption. By remanufacturing toner cartridges, we try to preserve as much of the original product as possible, which means we need less raw material to produce a finished product. This is a very valuable practice, specifically in our industry, as toner cartridges contain a lot of critical raw materials - especially crude oil (plastic).

Reduced energy consumption - by using less raw materials, the production of a remanufactured product uses less energy than producing a new product. 

Reduction in emissions - a reduction in emissions, particularly COis often the case for the remanufacturing process.

Reduction of materials sent to landfill - this is a big one for the toner industry especially, as the vast majority of toner cartridges that are bought are sent to landfill (around 85%). Not all products are suitable for recycling, but remanufacturing reduces the flow of materials that go to landfill by reusing them instead.

If you want to know more about the benefits of remanufacturing, check out our other blogs.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to e-mail me jack.anderson@ecs-uk-ltd.co.uk