At Texas Eastman many laser toner cartridges are used throughout the plant. The laser printer system contains a large plastic cartridge that contains graphite like "toner". Texas Eastman accumulates 250-300 used laser cartridges each year. The toner material is regulated as a toxic material and the used cartridge is a hazardous waste. After a lengthy search, an agreement was reached with East Texas Cartridge for the sale of used cartridges.
Texas Eastman converted a hazardous waste which would need to be landfilled into a saleable by-product.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
The annual sales value of the cartridges is $500 and the reduced landfill costs are $3,000.