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Recycle toner and much more with "The Box"

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 | Toner Cartridge Recycling | 2 Comments

The Box – What’s the big deal? What is so unique about a cardboard box used to package a toner cartridge and what does it have to do with recycling? Advantage Laser Products created The Box to package remanufactured MICR toner cartridges and standard toner cartridges for laser printers but wanted to add more value to the product. The Box can used kept and re-used for storage of documents or a myriad of other things from glassware to crafts. The Box design was kept simple without distracting artwork in the hopes that would encourage the customer to keep and reuse the box, perhaps looking neater on a storage shelf without a cluttered exterior.

The Box can also be used to return the empty toner to Advantage for proper recycling. Be assured the cartridge, packaging and The Box will be recycled. However, why not allow the customer to return some hard-to-recycle items if Advantage can easily recycle them or give them to others for re-use? Small items can be included with the toner cartridge and not add any extra shipping cost; Advantage will recycle all of the following items if returned with empties.

Batteries, eye glasses, worn American Flags, children’s books, cell phones, empty ink cartridges and more.


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What is "The Box"?

Monday, June 23rd, 2008 | Toner Cartridge Recycling | 1 Comment

If you’ve purchased any of our Advantage Brand toner cartridges recently, you may have noticed the cartridge was packaged in “The Box”. The concept behind “The Box” was to create a more useful box; a box that is not covered with obnoxious graphics that can be reused for other applications. We put the company information on the bottom of the box and used took a minimalist approach for product identification. Hopefully we achieved our goal and many of you are finding other uses for “The Box”.

Recycling the corrugated cardboard is preferable to chunking the box in the landfill. But better yet is using the box for storage especially if it keeps you from purchasing a new box.

In addition to using the box to return your toner cartridges for recycling, we plan to offer additional recycling services where you can use the box to recycle batteries, tennis shoes, etc.

We would love to include a free Advantage return label with each toner cartridge like HP does, but it’s just not economically feasible. Especially with increased fuel costs, shipping costs have gone out of control. For certain cartridges that are high in demand, we will provide recycling labels to return the cartridges to Advantage. And we have a huge supply of HP recycling labels. So if you want to recycle your cartridges with HP, just let us know when you order and we’ll include an HP recycling label. Or if you don’t mind paying shipping, we are happy to recycle your cartridges for you, but you’ll have to get the cartridge here on your dime.

We’re pretty particular about the cartridges we remanufacture and for most cartridges we only use”virgin” cartridges, that is cartridges that have never been remanufactured before. We have outlets for non-virgin cartridges as well, so you can be assured any cartridges you send to us will be recycled.

One way or another, be sure to re-use “The Box”. Thanks! -Marvin


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