The largest collector of empty printer cartridges in the Netherlands, and one of the largest in Europe is now shipping most of them to China.
At Van Klaveren CCC, they do much more than just collect, sort and redistribute the empties.
They say their customers, mostly in China, ask for cartridges to be inspected and cleaned before they are shipped.
Consumers are encouraged to donate their empty cartridgesto one of sixteen charities that works with van Klaveren CCC. Lennart Zernitz told Recycling Times “We are collecting 150,000 toner cartridges every month and most of thm—about 80%—are going to China.”
Van Klaveren now collects more than 3.3 million toner and ink cartridges every year, from France, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Sweden.
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