October 29, 2020
October 24th was designated the International Day for Climate Change, but with very little promotion or political buy-in passed relatively quietly. In the days following “the day” there has been little, if any coverage on climate action which has prompted Effective Consumable Solutions (ECS) to speak out encouraging the industry to increase recycling efforts and to prioritise the use of remanufactured products.
ECS’s Director of Recycling, Adrian Lovatt, said: “As we’ve already mentioned at the beginning of October, plastic production across the world is increasing at an unsustainable rate, which isn’t helped by the latest demands for face masks, visors and other PPE equipment which are predominantly made out of plastic. This is just another reason among many others as to why businesses need to start acting quickly and using their initiative to slow down their usage of brand new products which require the production of new plastic.”
ECS went on to explain that alongside the aid of a recycling scheme, the use of remanufactured toner cartridges and components should always be the main priority for dealers and distributors. Operations Director Adam Lighton explained: “Not only does the use of remanufactured cartridges provide the benefit of a reduced environmental impact, but they’re also comparable to OEM versions in terms of quality, performance and reliability for a fraction of the cost – if they’re remanufactured by a reputable company.”
Editor’s Note: We missed the 2020 International Day of Climate Action as well. It seems that there was a lack of PR for the day and it didn’t reach our diary. For 2021 the International Day of Climate Action is 21st June.
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