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UKCRA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the <em>EU public consultation on Circular Economy</em>”<em>.</em></p> <p>The association added that “one of the comments mentioned in the 55-page submission is how the remanufacturing industry has risen to the challenge and has adapted and maintained a leading position in the development of tools, techniques and methods for the remanufacturing of cartridges and associated products. The printer cartridge remanufacturing industry is perhaps one of the oldest and most well-established reuse sectors in the EU.</p> <!-- mfunc b7892fb3c2f009c65f686f6355c895b5 -->echo adrotate_ad(248, true, 0, 0);

“It is our experience that many of the difficulties and challenges faced by organisations or sectors new to reuse have already been experienced, and in some cases overcome by our particular industry. We believe that our perspective may provide a useful contribution to the current consultation on circular economy”.

Laura Heywood, Secretary of UKCRA, also commented: “We will address the huge environmental and economic potential that cartridge remanufacturing offers over ‘new-build’ toner and inkjet cartridges and suggest further EU regulation or incentives that may be considered to enable cartridge remanufacturing to play its full role in the circular economy.”

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