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 […]

ETIRA CALLS FOR INCREASED RoHS CHECKS ON IMPORTED TONER & INKJET CARTRIDGES

March 26, 2019

Independent tests were undertaken by the German test lab LGA show that imported new non-OEM toner cartridges containing high levels of decaBDE breach RoHS safety limits Brussels, 27 September 2018: – An article published in German industry magazine Digital Imaging this week reveals high levels of Decabromidiphenylether (decaBDE) in imported newbuilt non-OEM toner cartridges from […]

June 2018: ETIRA AGM / THE RECYCLER LIVE event in Budapest !!!

March 26, 2019

Learning the latest industry news and networking over drinks and dinner! 90+ delegates attend  – ETIRA elects new Board of Directors – David Connett becomes President – ETIRA thanks outgoing President Christian Wernhart  On the 21-22 June 2018, ETIRA met in Budapest, Hungary for its annual member meeting, and for The Recycler Live Conference. The […]

February 2018: EU-commissioned study on cartridge market clearly concludes: more regulatory action is needed to promote cartridge reuse  

March 26, 2019

The EU’s “Study on the implementation of product design requirements set out in Article 4 of the WEEE Directive   –  The case of re-usability of printer cartridges” came out in late February 2018.  It found that the cartridge market is very competitive, but the regulatory environment is not well suited to promoting reuse of products or encouraging dematerialisation […]

ETIRA flyer supporting remanufactured cartridges 

March 26, 2019

ETIRA has a flyer that tells the reader to buy their remans only from ETIRA members. As an easy- hand out,  the flyer lists the benefits of remanufactured cartridges compared to OEM and compatibles. The flyer can be downloaded by clicking here !

ETIRA responds to recent HP flyer on cartridges

March 25, 2019

General marketing speak is OK, but you cannot say things that are not true. ETIRA regrets that HP’s new product marketing material is again lowering the bar. Their September 2017 flyer on printer cartridges may be generally correct on clones and counterfeits, but speaks nonsense on remanufactured cartridges: it is a baseless generalization, which gets it […]

ETIRA-commissioned tests find hazardous decaBDE in more newbuilt non-OEM cartridges

December 17, 2018

Tests find more newbuilt non-OEM cartridges containing hazardous decaBDE chemical that is not allowed in electronic products above certain levels. In late October, industry media reported (The Recycler and Digital Imaging) that several newbuilt non-OEM cartridges had been found to contain excessive levels of Decabromodiphenylether (DecaBDE), a halogenated flame retardant that, because of its health risks, has […]

ETIRA 2017-2018 Activity Report published !

July 2, 2017

The 2017-2018 ETIRA Activity Report was published on 3 July 2017. Download your copy (PDF, 14 pages) here: Annual Report 2017-2018

2015 ETIRA Guide to Clones published !

November 21, 2014

Download here your own language copy of ETIRA’s Guide to Clones ! Resellers and distributors in Europe should watch out: Trading newbuilts that infringe patents will cost you dearly ! ETIRA works hard against the flood of cheap newbuilt patent-infringing non-OEM cartridges from SE Asia. Since 2012, HP, Samsung and other OEM’s launched serious legal action against […]