As a part of its OWA-Collect programme, ARMOR Office Printing has announced the rollout of its new cardboard collection stations for used cartridges.
There are already 15,700 collection service accounts around Europe which can benefit from this service. OWA’s used cartridge collection service enables companies to remotely manage the collection, recycling, and refurbishing of their printer cartridges. Once the cartridges have been collected by ARMOR, they are remanufactured and then put back on the market to offer environmentally friendly products which support sustainable consumption.
OWA’s new cardboard collection station features several innovations which ensure its durability:
• A self-locking base which makes it more airtight, preventing toner powder or ink from leaking out.
• Kraft paper and increased sturdiness to carry 15 to 20 toner or inkjet cartridges.
In 2019, there will be 100,000 fewer plastic bags in circulation thanks to this new version.
This new cardboard station ensures both optimal use for companies and an environmentally friendly way to be transported to the processing site.
As a supplier of remanufactured printing consumables, ARMOR has made collection a central part of its production process. Without empty cartridges, it is impossible to supply new print consumables. Collection is thus at the forefront of ARMOR’s business activities.
Xavier Dautreme, the head of ARMOR Office Printing’s collection service said, “the collection of toner and inkjet cartridges is carried out by the OWA solution’s customer companies throughout Europe. The website OWA-collect.com allows user companies to create their own collection account, order cardboard collection stations, manage collection requests and access communication tools (e.g. waste monitoring certificates, material balances, general terms and conditions for collection, prefectural approvals, etc.). Pick-ups are carried out within 24 to 72 hours.”