Samsung STAR Program
by Samsung_HD_Tech - 6/1/09 12:01 AM
I wanted to take a moment to highlight a program that Samsung has been running since 2005.
<b>A quick toner-cartridge fact:</b> It takes between 3-liters and 1-gallon of oil to make a typical laser cartridge.
According to a recent study by Infotrends, nearly half of all used OEM toner cartridges in the U.S. and Western Europe are thrown out instead of being recycled. That's a lot of toxic material buried in our landfills. With SAMSUNG's Free Takeback and Recycling (S.T.A.R.) program, SAMSUNG makes it easy to recycle.
1. Just pack your old cartridge in your new toner box
2. Apply the label (if included) or print one out
3. Contact FedEx for a free pickup or drop it off at any FedEx, free of charge
If your cartridge doesn’t come with a label or you have an older cartridge, just go to www.samsung.com/starus and print out a free pre-addressed FedEx shipping label. SAMSUNG will recycle them properly, making sure they don't end up incinerated or in a landfill. We will even recycles the box it's shipped in.
<b>This isn't just for the United States.</b> You can find your country here, and be redirected to the recycling program in your region: (it may not be available in all regions)
A quick link for US customers:
I've personally used this program several times and it just couldn't be easier. Print out an addressed, paid Fed-Ex ticket, and you're good to go!
This is just one program that Samsung has dedicated support to the environment.
Here are a few others, highlighted by the EPA:
I'm not here to preach, but if you haven't considered recycling your Samsung toners, maybe it's a good time to.
Just think about it.
If you have questions, please post them here.