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From: Fred Friedman (FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV)
Date: Mon Jun 30 1997 - 10:13:00 EDT


Date: Mon, 30 Jun 97 15:13 WET DST
From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman)
Subject: Re: Laser ink jet cartridge Recycling (John Marshall)

June 30, 1997

Dear John Marshall,

How many laser ink jet cartridges are sold in the US? No one really knows. I have a source that tells me that in 1997, 10.5 million Inkjet printers were sold; in 1996, 8.9 million were sold; in 1995 7.1 million were sold. If you can figure out toner cartridge consumption per unit, you ll then have your statistic.

US EPA considered laser ink jet cartridges for the current round of government recycled product procurement recommendations (called the CPG or Comprehensive Procurement Guideline). There was a standard that was adopted for toner cartridges. The regulation says that no figure on recycling was then available. I would call US EPA Office of Solid Waste and ask to talk with Beverly Goldblatt who chaired this process.

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