We all are very familiar with the three R words that raise environmental awareness, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Providing means to safely and efficiently dispose of consumables should be a top priority for mayor printer manufacturers. Well we are very pleased to note that Brother has included as part of their green stand two more words to the original set thus “establishing a recycling-oriented society”.
What are they? You might be asking… here you have all 5
Refuse: Avoid purchase of environmentally burdensome materials whenever possible Reduce: Reduce waste material
Reuse: Reuse waste material without processing
Reform: Reuse materials in a different form
Recycle: Reuse materials as resources
What does Brother do to put into practice the 5R's?
Brother currently has a recycling program in place for used Brother branded consumable items. Some of the select components that are returned to them will be remanufactured. Others are broken down so that all of the appropriate metal and plastic components can be recycled.
All you need to do is follow these three steps:
1. Print your FREE prepaid shipping label
2. Repack your used consumable — attach the FREE prepaid shipping label
3. Drop it in the mail
Congrats Brother we will add those R’s to our list and more importantly we will also continue providing means to “establishing a recycling-oriented society”.