News: CRR News: Printer cartridges hit the news
The recent CRR carbon footprinting study and the ensuing debate was covered in the ENDS (Environmental Data Services) Report for September.
Monday, 6th October 2008
The study was described under the title “Debate Reopens on Printer Cartridge Reuse”, with responses from HP, Lexmark and the UK Cartridge Remanufacturers Association. Essentially the defence of new cartridges from the OEMs was on the basis of print quality, which they claim to be sufficiently better as to outweigh other environmental advantages. The CRR’s view is that this improvement is contentious, and has to be judged against customer’s print quality requirements. ENDS also covered the retread tyres study published by the CRR.
European Remanufacturing Council launches with a nod to Hollywood
The newly-launched Conseil EuropĂ©en de Remanufacture plans to represent companies which produce â‚¬30 billion of remanufactured products and employ 190,000 people across Europe.