Press Release—As part of an ongoing and comprehensive program of company-wide environmental initiatives aimed at significantly reducing the wide-format and photographic industries' environmental impact, LexJet announces its expanded Inkjet Cartridge Recycling Program.
The program builds on LexJet’s extremely successful recycling program for HP 5000/5500 Series printer cartridges, through which more than 100,000 cartridges have been recycled since the program’s inception in 2005.
The Inkjet Cartridge Recycling Program gives wide-format and photographic print providers a convenient method for returning used inkjet cartridges that will then be re-used or processed into recycled raw materials for use in consumer products. The program currently supports 18 cartridge models for both wide-format and desktop inkjet printers manufactured by HP, Canon and Epson, and will continue to grow to support the recycling of a variety of aqueous- and solvent-based inkjet printer cartridges.
"After researching and evaluating the best methods for reducing environmental impact in our industries, we found that environmental programs incorporating the three Rs – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – are the most effective means possible to do so," says John Lane, LexJet's vice president. "The Inkjet Cartridge Recycling Program is one of many steps LexJet is taking to provide the inkjet printing industry with programs that offer measurable, concrete results toward reducing the industry's environmental impact."
The program is free and easy to use. Participants will be provided with pre-paid shipping labels and envelopes in which they will pack and ship their used cartridges to LexJet. Once those used cartridges are received, participants will receive another pre-paid shipping label and envelope to continue their recycling efforts.
"Each cartridge returned to LexJet undergoes a series of stringent procedures at our state-of-the-art recycling center. The majority of returned cartridges will be reused for the production of ink replacement cartridges," explains Lane. "If the cartridge is not reusable, LexJet will dismantle and recycle the cartridge components. In either case, LexJet's processes ensure that toxic ink and solid waste are not disposed of in landfills, and that recyclable plastics are properly accounted for and transported to recycling centers."
For more information about LexJet's environmental initiatives and the cartridge models supported under the Inkjet Cartridge Recycling Program, and to register for the program, go to LexJet's Environmental Initiatives Web page, or call a LexJet account specialist at (800) 453-9538.