HP firmware update: ETIRA urges HP to change course and take ‘path of sustainability’

July 29, 2020

The European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturers Association (ETIRA) is urging HP to rethink its latest printer firmware update. The update, version 2025A/2021B – released in July 2020 – affects HP OfficeJet 5220, 5255, 5230, 5232, HP ENVY 5020, 5032 and HP DeskJet 2621 devices. In the past, similar updates have blocked out reused HP cartridges […]

ETIRA and member firm Armor podcast promoting cartridge reuse

July 3, 2020

In June, ETIRA joined hands with our member firm Armor during a 1 hr podcast Dutch language broadcasted live on Dutch radio station New Business Radio. Armor’s Frans Hondmann and ETIRA’s Vincent van Dijk highlighted the benefits for end-users of reusing cartridges. We raised awareness about the lower CO 2 emissions and use of natural resources. We also […]

Leaving the OEM logo on a remanufactured OEM cartridge:

July 3, 2020

Remanufacturers often put the question: is it allowed to leave the OEM logo on the remanufactured cartridge?  ETIRA recently commissioned a legal opinion to answer this question and the answer is set out in our 20 page analysis which is available exclusively and free of charge, to ETIRA members. If you have not received your copy please contact […]

COVID-19: Slowdown affecting remanufacturing

July 3, 2020

Since the start of the pandemic, many remanufacturers across Europe have experienced falls in sales. For some the damage was very severe, for some it was relatively limited

ETIRA cautions that recent new build Toner Emission Tests reveal a 100% failure rate

April 14, 2020

Imported non-OEM new build cartridges sourced in Europe were tested by the LGA and 100% failed, underlining again that such products are a threat to our health and the environment.

ETIRA welcomes the forthcoming EU Circular Economy Action plan

February 10, 2020

Draft paper on EU Circular Economy Action Plan announces regulatory measures on printers and consumables in Eco-design Directive promoting circularity in energy-related products.

ETIRA responds to Actionable Intelligence White Paper

November 20, 2019

ETIRA responds to the recently published white paper that charts how a premium new build Single Use Cartridge is poised to change the printer supplies market. Recently US research firm Actionable Intelligence published a free white paper “Premium Compatibles Poised to Fundamentally Change Third-Party Printer Supplies Market” this white paper charts the evolution of the […]

Reusable chips on cartridges

October 17, 2019

ETIRA welcomes Brother Industries’ efforts on eco-design  and  environment, by allowing easier cartridge reuse ETIRA, the European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturers  Association welcomes, recognizes and congratulates Brother Industries on its latest strategy and action in favour of a cleaner Europe, and endorsing cartridge remanufacturing as a top priority. Brother has fitted chips on recent cartridge models, and although the […]

ETIRA/ THE RECYCLER LIVE report

June 28, 2019

ETIRA/ THE RECYCLER LIVE MEET IN BRUSSELS:  RECORD ATTENDANCE – JAVIER MARTINEZ ELECTED PRESIDENT Interesting speakers and networking in a 2-day session On 27-28 June 2019, ETIRA held its annual meeting in Brussels, in the context of the  “The Recycler Live Europe” conference. With over 90 delegates it was again the #1 event to meet fellow industry members and […]