Midshire Launches Customer Toner Recycling Scheme
The Midshire Group announces the launch of it’s customer Toner Recycling Scheme. This free of charge, hassle free service has been launched in partnership with ECS and will assist Midshire customers who receive a managed print service to recycle their unwanted toner and consumable parts in line WEEE guidelines and government legislation.
Midshire is committed to providing sustainable products and services to its customers. A key element is ensuring that clients are supported in handling waste consumables from products, such as empty toner bottles; inks and cartridges, to ensure environmental obligations are met.
THE TONER RECYCLING SCHEME IN 6 EASY STEPS:
Step 1: Sign up today to this free service
Step 2: Recycling box delivered to you
Step 3: Once full telephone the recycling hotline
Step 4: A new recycling box is despatched
Step 5: Courier will collect from you
Step 6: Waste transfer note is created
Service Manager, Ken Shipway Said:
“When we work together as companies and consumers the impact we can have is greater. We would very much appreciate the support of our customers, in helping to reduce our combined environmental impact. Help us to help you, meet your environmental and sustainability objectives.”
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KEY FACTS ABOUT TONER RECYCLING:
• Using a recycling scheme prevents air pollution, which would be created during the manufacturing process of creating new toner cartridges.
• Used toner cartridges are 97% recyclable. A typical cartridge is 40% plastic, 40% metal and a smaller percentage of rubber, foam, paper and toner.
• A recycling scheme prevents cartridges reaching landfill and the need for new materials being sourced
Sadly, most used cartridges end up in landfills in the U.K. or overseas, where it will take centuries for some parts to fully decompose. Worse than the environmental impact is the human cost: many cartridges end up in cities like Guiyu, China, where they are incinerated or dissolved with hazardous chemicals to extract residual metals. These processes contaminate the local air, soil and groundwater.
ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNER ECS:
An environmental partner of Midshire for many years, ECS have operates fully licensed Waste Management Centres with dedicated treatment, recovery and recycling facilities designed specifically for recycling inkjet, toner cartridges and mobile phones, preventing them from being sent to landfill.
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