April 16, 2012
NextGen, which refers to itself as a reverse logistics company, formerly focused on the collection of toner cartridges, and has incorporated this aspect of its business into the new programme, noting that it will “accept these materials [inkjet cartridges and mobile phones] in any return shipment that contains a minimum of four laser cartridges”.
The company, based in Rochester, New York, has collected cartridges for remanufacturing, and this expansion to inkjet cartridges will mean that the inkjet cartridges gathered will be fed back into cartridge remanufacturing.
Consumers can visit the company’s website to request pre-paid shipping labels for cartridges they wish to send to the company. Once the cartridges are packed, the packages can be given in at local post offices, and so the postal system in terms of sending the cartridges to NextGen is both “earth-friendly” and “at no cost to the consumer”.
George Skivington, President of NextGen Collections, stated: “Our partners and the public expressed a need for an easy way to safely recycle these materials. As a reverse-logistics company, it just made sense to expand our program in order to fill that need and continue serving our customers in the best way possible.”
The company recently signed a deal with cartridge remanufacturer ACM Technologies to supply the latter with cartridges reclaimed from landfill through the collection programmes.
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