News: EU Changes Ink Cartridge Policy
The European Parliament has changed its policy on using ink cartridges after being lobbied by a British ink and toner cartridge remanufacturing group.
Wednesday, 2nd December 2009
More than 10,000 ink and toner cartridges are bought by the parliament every year and until recently they had ignored calls to use recycled models, Rochdale Online reported. With the backing of Liberal Democrat MEP Chris Davies, parliamentary policy has now shifted to using more recycled ink and toner cartridges. Laura Heywood, secretary of the UK Association of toner and inkjet cartridge remanufacturers and managing director of Kleenstrike, the Rochdale-based company that pushed through the changes, said that the purchase of recycled goods should be a priority. She added: "Taxpayers' money should not be wasted. Remanufactured cartridges have been proven time and again to be of the same quality as original cartridges, are up to 30 to 40 per cent less expensive and are more environment-friendly."
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