Chip swopping is an “environmental disaster” says ETIRA

December 14, 2021

The practice of removing the chip from an empty OEM cartridge to fit onto a cheap non-OEM newbuilt creates more unnecessary waste and use of natural resources, and may be unlawful says ETIRA, the body that represents the European remanufacturers of OEM toner and inkjet cartridges.

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Bioservice successfully challenge a hospital tender

December 9, 2021

Spanish based company Bioservice has successfully challenged a hospital tender that favoured Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).

The ETIRA member challenged clauses 2 and 3 of the tender as discriminatory, where it is stated that “all items purchased will be originals of the manufacturer’s brand (…). In no case will remanufactured material be admitted “and that “Companies wishing to bid must be official HP distributors.”

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KMP products now carry the ETIRA-Certified label

October 19, 2021

The European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturers Association (ETIRA) launched the new certification label in September to help customers distinguish between printing cartridges which are better for the environment than others.

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ETIRA welcomes delay to UKCA requirements

October 7, 2021

A one-year delay to the mandatory requirement for businesses to adopt the UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) mark has been welcomed by ETIRA.

The European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturers Association (ETIRA) raised its concerns around the challenges the new mark would bring for its members, in July this year.

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New certification initiative introduced by ETIRA

September 15, 2021

The European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturers Association (ETIRA) has launched a new certification label to help customers distinguish between printing cartridges which are better for the environment than others.

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Canon patent on remanufacturing revoked following opposition by ETIRA

July 30, 2021

A remanufacturing patent, granted to Canon in 2014, has been revoked after a lengthy opposition campaign by the European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturers Association (ETIRA).

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ETIRA warns members of challenges ahead following introduction of UKCA marking

July 29, 2021

The European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturers Association (ETIRA) is warning its members of challenges ahead, following new guidance issued by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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ETIRA welcomes VA’s move under DG Environment

July 20, 2021

Following the news that the EU’s Voluntary Agreement has moved under DG Environment, rather DG Energy, ETIRA president Javier Martinez, said:

“This is a very clear support for a sector which, in terms of reducing energy consumption during the product use phase, has reached its limits.

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ETIRA supports U.S. Congressman Joe Morelle’s Fair Repair Act

June 24, 2021

U.S. Congressman Joseph Morelle, Representing the 25th District of New York

Javier Martinez, president of ETIRA, said: “ETIRA is very pleased to see the US Congressman introducing the Fair Repair Act.

“We represent inkjet and toner cartridge remanufacturers across the EU and have been lobbying the EU for a right to repair for many years now.  The recent EU Green Deal should deliver a compulsory Right to Repair, and the EU’s Sustainable Product policy should ensure that products are designed in such a way that they can be easily reused (eco-design).  Cartridges are textbook products for repair, but original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) use many ways to block reuse.

“The Fair Repair Act will mean that businesses and consumers will no longer be held hostage by the OEM and will have the right to repair their own products.

“This is a very important Bill that will help to reduce waste and lower prices for repair in the USA, and we fully support this and hope that the EU will take steps to improve regulations for remanufacturers across the EU.”

For more on this please visit https://morelle.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-joe-morelle-introduces-fair-repair-act

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