Roland Launches Cartridge Recycling Program

Wide-format inkjet printer maker Roland DGA Corp. Irvine, Calif., introduces a new cartridge recycling program for the company’s inkjet customers. The new program is Roland’s most comprehensive U.S. environmental initiative to date and allows for recycling of cartridges for all Roland wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters across the U.S. including eco-solvent, solvent, sublimation, UV and aqueous models.

To take part in the program, Roland inkjet customers simply need to ship used cartridges directly to Roland’s headquarters in Irvine, Calif. Complete instructions, including packaging guidelines and shipping labels can be downloaded from the Roland Web site at A similar cartridge recycling program for Roland Canadian customers will be announced later this year.

In the U.S., the Roland organization already has an extensive recycling program for paper, cardboard, pallets, plastics and other recyclables. The company has also installed low-wattage lights throughout its facilities. As a result of these and many other policies, every Roland product meets ISO 14021 standards, many are Energy Star compliant, and Roland products introduced after Sept. 1, 2007 feature the company’s ECO-labels which meet ISO 14021 standards for Type II labeling by clearly communicating the environmental attributes of every product to consumers. 

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