January 22, 2007

Brother (Canada) launches used toner cartridge recycling program

DOLLARD DES ORMEAUX, QUE-Brother International Corporation (Canada) has launched a new toner cartridge collection and recycling program. The program will focus initially on Brother's TN-430, TN-460, and TN-350 monochrome toner cartridges; these are the types used in most of the company's laser printers and laser all-in-one machines. Brother Canada customers can download a free pre-paid mailing label from the company's Web site, www.brother.ca. They can then attach the mailing label to the package and drop off the empty cartridge cartons at any Canada Post location. In the near future, pre-paid mailing labels will also be available inside the packages of Brother cartridges covered by the program. "This program is part of the Brother Group's international 5R environmental concept: Recycle, Reuse, Reform, Refuse and Reduce," said Jim Ianniciello, Brother Canada' vice-president of logistics and customer service. "This global concept is the basis of a larger strategy which is implemented at all stages of the product life cycle: product design, material components in manufacturing, energy saving for usage, as well as end-of-life recycling," he added. More information, including a full list of products covered under the new program, is available on-line at www.brother.ca/environment.

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