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.
CRR to facilitate at G7 Resource Efficiency Alliance inspired workshop in Brussels
David Parker and Edward Sims will be facilitating sessions of the EC / IRP Workshop in Brussels on 7 and 8 February on 'Promoting Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair, and Direct Reuse'
Survey launched for Printer Cartridge Reuse project
The European Commission has commissioned a study to support compliance promotion relating to the implementation of Directive 2012/19/EU on WEEE and the CRR is investigating the case study of printer cartridge reuse
Reconditioned Devices: Potential Regulatory Changes Create Tension Between Third-Party Entities, OEMs
Peter Ohanian of the Halloran Consulting Group highlights potential regulatory changes in the US that could affect medical device refurbishers