In 2013 Magnum Customers Saved a Cumulative 347,544 Pounds of Raw Materials
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Posted by: Lindsay Kittleson
In 2013 Magnum Customers Saved a
Cumulative 347,544 Pounds of Raw Materials
Seattle, WA March 31, 2014 – In 2013 Magnum brand toner users and participants of Magnum’s Recycling Program made significant progress in environmental savings and reducing landfill waste. Magnum Print Solutions, the largest toner remanufacturer in the Northwest, has redesigned the toner cartridge manufacturing process, optimizing packaging design and recycling efforts to minimize waste and maximize component reuse.
With over 350 million toner cartridges discarded in landfills every year, Magnum’s process of reuse is significant. “The Magnum toner cartridge can be reused up to 12 times,” according to Steve Seavecki, Owner and President of Magnum. “By choosing a locally remanufactured cartridge that stays in the US, companies can make a real impact.” To track the impact, Magnum created an online application - ‘Carbon Calculator’ which lists the environmental savings of each element of a toner cartridge including metal, oil, trees, water and greenhouse gases.
In 2013 Magnum calculated Magnum users’ total environmental savings to be:
- Recycled over 22,750 pounds of metal from toner cartridges
- Conserved 115,848 quarts of oil
- Conserved 347,544 pounds of raw materials.
- Prevented 154,464 pounds of recyclable materials from being sent to landfills
- Saved 386 trees
- Saved 274,174 gallons of water
- Prevented 46,339 pounds of greenhouse gas from being emitted
The Magnum Recycling Program recycles used toner cartridges from businesses throughout the Puget Sound. Magnum provides containers for used cartridges and works with the business to arrange pickup. Participating businesses educate their employees about the impact, and designate areas for the cartridge containers. Companies enrolled in this program include the Fred Hutchinson Research Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as well as locally owned office supply distributors Keeney’s and Chuckals.
ABOUT MAGNUM PRINT SOLUTIONS
Magnum Print Solutions is a manufacturer, wholesale distributor and direct supplier of Magnum brand toner cartridges nationally and internationally. Magnum also provides onsite supplies management, office machine sales and service for businesses in the Pacific Northwest. In 2013, Magnum was named as a finalist for King County Executive’s Small Business of the Year. In 2012 and 2013 Magnum was named one of 50 Green Companies in Washington State and received a Governor’s Award in recognition of their efforts to recruit, hire and promote individuals with disabilities and barriers to employment. Magnum was named one of the top 100 fastest growing private companies in Washington State. Magnum was also named one of Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 fastest growing companies across the country.