Can toner cartridges actually be reused or recycled?

There is an on-going debate today about how ‘green’ toner cartridges really are. Many believe they can only be used once and that remanufactured products lack quality. This is incorrect. ECS The Greener Side can effectively reuse and recycle toner cartridges for you. When we receive cartridges, we examine and test them in in our …..

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Seven reasons to boot single-use plastic

Single-use plastic is simply everywhere. We find ourselves not being able to live without it. For example, that lunch you eat on the go with your plastic cutlery, that straw you use for your drink from your fast-food, that cling film you use to wrap up leftovers, and of course the majority of supermarket packaging. …..

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How much plastic do you drink per day?

How much plastic do you drink per day? Yes, you read that correctly. Normally we are advised to watch how much water we drink per day. Too little can lead to dehydration and therefore stress, as well as lack of performance within your everyday life. However, we now have to be aware of how much …..

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Green Is Good

Broccoli, apples, grapes, cucumber… our remanufactured toner cartridges. Just a few things that are good for you! Although we don’t recommend eating the latter. Today’s society has a green approach towards anything and everything – in fact, it isn’t just an approach, its an expectation, and there are no exceptions for businesses – particularly those …..

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Even Multinational Companies Get It Wrong

Recycling and being green can be difficult. It isn’t just a matter of putting something in the bin to solve all of your problems. This week the BBC pledged to end its use of single-use plastics by 2020. A bold statement coming from a company who only released the statement in response to one of …..

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Tips and tricks for boosting your CSR

As we all know, recycling is a legal requirement for all organisations that are suppliers of electronic and electrical waste, no matter how you market or sell your products – YOU are responsible. Are you aware of your businesses responsibilities? Even though we’d like to, we’re not here to shove more information about responsibilities and …..

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Recycling is your responsibility

Here’s a not-so-friendly reminder that recycling is your responsibility – DO IT!!! As often as we can, we’re trying to promote the idea that recycling is your responsibility. Imagine if we all tried to pass it off as something that wasn’t our problem to deal with. If we think it’s something that we can leave …..

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What is WEEE?

WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Anything that requires batteries or a plug to operate is classified as Electrical or Electronic. WEEE is the fastest growing waste stream; around 1 million tonnes of WEEE is thrown away in the UK every year. In the UK we purchase around 22.5 million phones every year. These …..

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Toner Cartridge Recycling in a ‘Circular’ Economy

The recycling and remanufacturing of toner cartridges is an effective and sustainable response to the European WEEE Directive on the disposal of electrical waste.  With the amount of hazardous waste being sent to landfill, The Greener Side offers a simple solution to businesses who want to adopt a greener policy when it comes to reducing …..

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We’re Now A Microsoft Registered Refurbisher

Safe and secure decommission of used IT Resources ECS The Greener Side is now part of the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher Scheme. Microsoft created the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher program to increase the number of affordable and usable PCs across the globe. To accomplish this, organizations supply refurbishers with decommissioned PCs that may otherwise have been destined …..

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