[GRRN] Toner Recycling: GRRN WasteMaker Nets Results in Mass.

Bill Sheehan (zerowaste@grrn.org)
Tue, 12 Jan 1999 08:21:44 -0500

GrassRoots Recycling Network


The first GRRN WasteMaker Award was issued in
September 1998 to Lexmark International for its Prebate
program which discourages recycling used cartridges
(as well as competition from remanufacturers). In December,
a letter from GrassRoots Recycling Network chair Rick Best
was mailed, along with GRRN's action alert on the Lexmark
Prebate program, to 100 state procurement officials.

As a result, Massachusetts has now included language
preventing Prebate-type cartridges in their purchasing
guidelines, while still protecting original equipment
manufacturer quality specifications. Congratulations,

Reply to zerowaste@grrn.org if you want to receive by email
a PDF file of additions to the Massachusetts RFR. A fact
sheet and other information is available on GRRN's web site
(http://www.grrn.org) under WasteMaker Awards.

Bill Sheehan
Network Coordinator
GrassRoots Recycling Network
P.O. Box 49283
Athens GA 30604-9283
Tel: 706-613-7121
Fax: 706-613-7123