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Gateway Begins Printer
Ink Cartridge Recycling Program
Poway, CA— Helping prevent high-tech waste from
hitting landfills, Gateway, Inc. launched the Gateway Ink Cartridge Recycling
Under the new initiative, businesses and consumers will receive a $5 discount
for each printer inkjet cartridge they recycle, which is then applied
to future ink cartridge purchases. Customers are able to use any of Gateway’s
stores nationwide as ink cartridge recycling drop-off centers, and Gateway
ensures select used cartridges are recycled in an environmentally responsible
By the end of 2003, more than 400 million cartridges are expected to have
been deposited in North American landfills — a number greater than
the entire U.S. population, according to the Association of Internet Professionals,
a high-tech trade association. Recycling cartridges reduces solid waste,
saves taxpayer dollars and conserves natural resources.
Gateway’s Ink Cartridge Recycling Program currently applies to most
HP and Epson-branded inkjet printer cartridges sold in Gateway(R) stores.
“Epson is committed to doing its part to preserve the environment,”
said John Dillender, vice president, Service and Support, Epson. “We
are pleased to partner with Gateway to make it easy for customers to recycle
their cartridges and reduce the burden on our environment by converting
waste into energy.”
Currently, consumers and small businesses can recycle their computers
under the Gateway Recycling Benefit program, launched in 2000. As part
of the program, Gateway pays customers $50 toward a new Gateway(R) PC
when they bring in their old PC and monitor to a local Gateway store.
For more information about the Gateway Recycling Benefit program, visit
Businesses and institutional customers can also recycle their computers
using Gateway’s Asset Recovery Services program, launched May 19.
For a fee of $30 per unit, Gateway will arrive on-site at the business
to remove old equipment, palletize it, and ultimately dispose it according
to EPA guidelines. Depending on the condition of the equipment and whether
it can be refurbished and resold, businesses may also receive credit to
apply toward future Gateway hardware purchases.