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Ever thought about risk of empty toner recycling?

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Somebody is coming into your office and location to pick up empty used printer cartridges? What are the risks involved and why do you not want to do this?

Think about it:
  • Do I have confidential information’s and proprietary material leaving around?
  • Do I need to worry about my inventory?
  • Is it worth to let people entering behind the “scene and office area” to pick up material?
  • Are they removing only what is empty?
  • Do I need to setup a property removal form method to pass the security check point?
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How can I protect myself against dubious offers?

If an offer sounds ‘too good to be true’, it probably is. To avoid falling victim to dubious offers, you should only buy from HP’s authorized sales channels. Through the HP Smart Partner Locator on the HP website www.hp.com, you can find a list of HP’s Supplies Partners for your country.

How can I report fake products?

Click here to report any questionable activities related to counterfeit cartridges: report counterfeit.

HP will keep the information confidential to the extent permitted by law and will only share it on a need to know basis. HP does not provide warranty support or product replacement for counterfeit cartridges.

Which original HP products carry a security label?

All original monochrome HP LaserJet and HP Color LaserJet print cartridge boxes carry an HP security label in every country in the world, but not every inkjet print cartridge carries a security label. In fact, in the Europe, Middle East & Africa region, most original HP inkjet print cartridge boxes in Western Europe do not feature an HP security label, while in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, most HP inkjet boxes do have the label. For details of when to expect a label on HP inkjet print cartridge boxes sold in this region, please refer to the ‘Check your Purchases (PDF 1.9 MB)’ Info Sheet that is available for download.

What are the risks or possible consequences of using a counterfeit print cartridge?

End-users may experience the following problems if they use counterfeit print cartridges in their HP printers:

  • Counterfeit products frequently leak or do not work properly.
  • Customers may experience sub-standard print quality and reduced page yields (number of pages printed) due to inferior components.
  • Counterfeit products are unlikely to save money in the long-term, as they are more likely to fail.
  • Counterfeit products can ruin a printer and may invalidate its warranty.
  • Counterfeit products can waste paper through poor print quality.
    Counterfeit products can contain harmful ingredients that result from practices damaging to the environment.

What is a counterfeit print cartridge?

Counterfeiting in the printing supplies business means the manufacturing, refilling or re-manufacturing (‘reman’) of a print cartridge with the intention to market it in a way which suggests that it is an original brand name product when this is not the case. This usually involves putting a reman/refill into into a box that closely resembles genuine HP packaging, which can deceive customers into paying a higher price, believing the print cartridge to be a legitimate, original HP product.

How serious is counterfeiting?

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates the annual value of international trade in all counterfeit goods at $200 billion. The World Customs Organization (WCO) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) believe that counterfeiting drains an estimated EUR 500 billion per year from the global economy, equivalent to the loss of about 5-8% of trade in brand-name goods worldwide, including the illegal trade in fake print cartridges. It is estimated that around 200,000 jobs are lost in Europe alone due to counterfeiting activities.

Are counterfeit print cartridges and re-manufactured/refilled print cartridges the same thing?

No. Customers should not confuse counterfeiting with legitimate refilled/re manufactured products, which are sold or offered in such a way that does not confuse or potentially confuse customers into believing they are brand new genuine HP products. An example of a legitimate refilled product would be a product which clearly states “refill” or “re manufactured”, which does not misuse the HP logo to give the impression it has been made by HP, but uses a refiller company name; and generally does not misuse the design elements of an original HP print cartridge and its packaging.

What is fraud?

Fraud is an act of deceiving or misrepresenting by presenting an intentional perversion of the truth intended to induce a person to part with something of value, usually money. While fraud can occur without the presence of counterfeit products, counterfeiting itself is a form of fraud.

Why should I care?

Although counterfeit print cartridges may look like genuine HP print cartridges, they don’t provide you with the high print quality, proven reliability, and consistent yields you have come to expect from HP products.

The potential risks of using counterfeit print cartridges include poor quality print-outs, reduced page yields, print cartridges which fail prematurely or do not work at all, printer damage which may require repair, interruption of printing infrastructure and workflow, as well as potential invalidation of hardware warranties. Poor or inconsistent print quality is a primary indicator of non-original products.

How is HP protecting its customers?

In addition to providing our customers with information and tools to assist them in properly identifying genuine cartridges versus counterfeit cartridges, HP also investigates suspected counterfeit activities and then partners with law enforcement and customs officials around the world who then perform seizures and make arrests. The resulting penalties and sentencing of criminals are then administered through local criminal justice systems.

In the last four years, the Program has overseen the following in Europe, the Middle East and Africa:

  • Around 1,000 investigations
  • About 600 enforcement actions (raids and seizures by authorities)
  • Around 8 million seized finished counterfeits and components intended for illegal re-use
  • Over 3,000 Channel Partner Anti-counterfeit Audits
When should customers become suspicious that they may have bought counterfeit products?

HP has very high quality standards for all products, including printing supplies. Original HP printing supplies are always delivered new – never refilled or re-manufactured – and usually come in unopened, high quality packaging. Therefore, the following indicators might point to counterfeit products:

The print quality of a print cartridge is poor and/or inconsistent.
Printing supplies are delivered in packaging that appears to have been tampered with or the packaging is of poor quality.
Print cartridges are covered with toner dust or ink or they leak inside the printer.

  • The print cartridge fails – the failure rate of a counterfeit product is extremely high.
  • The yield of a print cartridge (number of possible printouts) is very low.
  • For more information, please read how you can protect yourself against counterfeit print cartridges or report your suspicions to HP.

How to create an Environmental Representative – The Task and Job Responsibility

The following description is based on our experience and consulting work in the Waste and Recycling Industry for many years and gives you some ideas on how to approach this task to create this kind of jobs and what may be the responsibility are; this is an ongoing process and there are many laws and regulations in place or are coming and need to be constant updated and matched with local and Federal laws.

Introduction

The Environmental Representative is covering a wide variety of fields and work, in addition to the Officers for Waste, Water Protection and Pollution Control, there are Officers for Radio-logical Protection, Hazardous Substances, Hazardous Incidents, Quality and Biological Safety as well as Sustainable Recycling Solutions and Recycling Logistics.

We deal here only with some samples on how to create the Officers for Waste, Water Protection and Pollution Control. There are many other different environmental State and Federal laws in place which may require different education and experience.

The Environmental Representative

There were two factors to create the job of an Environmental Representative. On the one hand, companies begin on their own accord to appoint an Environmental Representative. On the other hand, it is getting an government regulatory instruments by adding this new component in order to initiate a change of corporate behavior.

The first deliberations concerning the function of Environmental Officer were oriented on the Radio-logical Protection Officer under nuclear law, who is directly responsible to the authority independently of the power plant operator.

When an Environmental Officer conducts negotiations with authorities, he does this on behalf of the company management, his position is as a “company man” who “only has obligations to the company and does not perform any activity on his own responsibility. His responsibility is towards the company management and has to be maintained.

Basis

The basis for the Environmental Officer is a very complex one. There is no act defining the tasks, duties and rights of the various Environmental Officers. Instead the provisions covering the Environmental Officer are to be found in acts governing the handling of the relevant environmental medium. In the corresponding articles of the Water Resources Management Act, Waste Act and Pollution Control Act the provisions for the Environmental Officer are largely dealt with in a similar fashion:

Specifically reference should be made to the following facts:

  • Pollution control
  • Water resources and protection
  • Waste and Waste Regulations

A company should appoint an environmental protection officer!

A environmental officer will be appointed by a company for self controlling or when an installation is subject to mandatory licensing. Furthermore the authority may direct that companies also appoint a Pollution Control Officer, where this becomes necessary in individual cases.

Functions of the Environmental Officer

The Environmental Officer has three distinct functions.

  • The Environmental Officer’s control function relates to the fact that compliance with the statutory regulations must be monitored. This includes monitoring the operational facilities and the performance of measurements.
  • The innovatory function means that the Environmental Officer has to promote “the development and introduction of environmentally friendly processes and environmentally friendly products, including processes for recovery and recycling”.
  • Informative function: Environmental Officers must educate the workforce with respect to adverse environmental effects of the company and instruct employees on their duties.
  • Furthermore the majority of Environmental Officers also perform a representative function in their companies and the authorities and the general public.
  • The fifth function of the Environmental Officer comprises the possibility of training the workforce. This qualification function has to date only been developed to a minor extent.

Qualification of Environmental Officers

Environmental Officers must be very highly qualified. The respective acts demand of the Environmental Officers specialized knowledge or factual knowledge. According to this only those persons may be appointed Pollution Control Officers who have graduated form an institution of higher education in the fields of chemistry, physics, environmental technology or engineering and who also have two years professional experience in technical environmental protection.

However, the acts also lay down that the authority may demand of the company that another person be appointed if “facts (become) known which make it clear that the company officer does not have the necessary experience or education or display the requisite degree of reliability to perform his tasks.”

Rights of Environmental Officers

The Environmental Officers are equipped by the statutory provisions with a series of rights and powers:

  • Environmental Officers must be asked for their comments in matters relating to investment projects. In waste law it is laid down that the Waste Officer must submit comments at an early stage on investment decisions.
  • They have the right to make submissions. This means that the operator of a facility must ensure that the Officer, if he has not been able to reach agreement with the company management, may submit his suggestions or reservations directly to the body responsible for deciding on the matter. The Water Resources Management Act lays down in addition that the company management must explain to the Water Protection Officer its reasons in detail if agreement is not possible.
  • If a number of Environmental Officers have been appointed in a company, the employer must create the conditions for co-operation between them. This includes the formation of an environmental committee.
  • The Environmental Officers have a right to the necessary in-service and further training during working hours.
  • The employer must guarantee material support in the form of auxiliary personnel, rooms, facilities, equipment and financial resources needed to perform the tasks of the Environmental Officer.
  • Environmental Officers may not suffer discrimination.

Prerequisites for the obligation to appoint Operator of a facility subject to mandatory licensing or order from the competent authority License, or order from the competent authority Operator of stationary waste disposal facilities or facilities in which waste in the meaning is produced regularly, or order from the competent authority Tasks:

  • Monitoring compliance with acts, ordinances and official orders
  • Involvement in the development and introduction of environmentally friendly processes and products
  • Information to the company management on environmental risks in the company, especially by means of an annual report
  • Education of company employees on environmental risks
    Comments on investment projects
  • Contacts with the authorities and the general public on matters of environmental protection

Qualification Graduation from an institute of higher education in chemistry, physics, engineering or environmental technology and two years practical experience in the field of technical environmental protection Specialist knowledge, aptitude and reliability of personnel

Rights of the Officer or duties of the operator

  • Material support with auxiliary personnel, rooms, facilities, equipment and funds, where necessary to perform his tasks
  • Reciprocal exchange of information
  • Obtaining the comments of the Environmental Protection Officer on investment projects
  • Granting of right to make proposals
  • Prohibition of discrimination against the Officer
  • Facilitation of the necessary in-service and further training and setting off of the time required for this against working time
  • If a number of company officers for environmental protection are appointed, creation of the conditions for co-operation between them, especially by formation of an environmental committee

In his view the innovatory function will remain the central one for the Environmental Officer. Using this, integrated environmental protection can be expanded in the company. The control function may become one of financial controlling, where the Environmental Officer will then no longer only check compliance with regulations, but will work with a specific forward-looking orientation. The hitherto informative function vis-à-vis employees can be developed into a qualification function. By means of in-company courses it will be possible to generate a greater environmental awareness among employees and create a competence for positive action. To achieve this change of function, however, Environmental Officers must acquire more sociological and educational knowledge than they at present have. The representative function may develop further into a relay function, in which there is an open, reciprocal exchange of information between the Environmental Officer and the outside world.

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eWaste

What is Electronic Waste or eWaste?
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Many types of electronic products used in the workplace and homes contain hazardous substances like lead and mercury. When these products reach the end of their

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useful lives or become obsolete, some are considered hazardous waste. In general, hazardous waste may not be discarded in the regular trash. Instead, it must be sent to a facility that has a permit for treatment (including recycling), storage, or disposal.

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Electronic hazardous wastes (e-wastes) are different from industrially generated hazardous wastes in that almost every individual, institution and business generates them. Proper management and recycling of e-waste poses lower risks than managing many industrial hazardous wastes.

How do I Know if my E-Waste is Hazardous?
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State regulations require the generator of a waste to determine if it is a hazardous waste (this requirement is found in section 66262.11 of title 22 of the California Code of Regulations). Wastes are hazardous waste when they exhibit one or more of the following characteristics: toxicity, ignitability, corrosivity or reactivity. Many electronic wastes exhibit the toxicity characteristic due to the lead content as well as other heavy metals.

In addition to the four hazardous waste characteristics, DTSC has listed, in regulation, specific wastes that are presumed to be hazardous and must be managed as hazardous waste. The law does allow individuals to test specific devices to determine whether or not they are hazardous. However, in the absence of testing, all wastes listed by DTSC are presumed to be hazardous. Several categories of e-waste are included in the list; these are listed below under the heading “How do I Know if my E-Waste is covered by the Electronic Waste Recycling Act?”

Law, Tests, Fact Sheets, and Reports on E-Wastes

How do I Know if my E-Waste is Covered by the Electronic Waste Recycling Act (and therefore needs to be handled differently?)
As part of its implementation of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act. DTSC has tested certain types of electronic devices to determine which would be hazardous waste when discarded; only video display devices that DTSC “determines are presumed to be, when discarded, a hazardous waste” are potentially covered by the Act. Currently these devices include:

  • cathode ray tube (CRT) devices (including televisions and computer monitors
  • LCD desktop monitors
  • laptop computers with LCD displays
  • LCD televisions; and plasma televisions
  • portable DVD players with LCD screens (added December 31,2006)

Note: Many electronic wastes not covered by the Electronic Waste Recycling Act are still considered hazardous wastes and may not be discarded in the regular trash.

If a consumer purchases a “covered electronic device,” the retailer may require the consumer to pay the recycling fee on the device. When the consumer discards a “covered electronic device,” it becomes a hazardous waste, called a “covered electronic waste.” Qualified e-waste collectors and recyclers may receive cost reimbursement from the fund established from the recycling fees for their management of covered electronic wastes. (Since portable DVD players with LCD screens greater than four inches in size did not become “covered electronic devices” until December 31, 2006, they are not subject to the EWaste recycling fee until on and after July 1, 2007.)

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Protect your printers.

Counterfeit supplies not only cost you time and money with expensive reprints – they can ruin your printers. Learn how to recognize, report, and prevent counterfeit. Don’t get fooled by a reproduction, download the HP SureSupply app, or use any generic QR code reader, and scan the code on the cartridge’s security label.

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How to identify genuine HP cartridges

There are several things to look for when differentiating between genuine HP cartridges and counterfeits. Visible security labels, standard pricing, proper packaging, and reliable performance are key attributes of Original HP cartridges.

  1. Check the label
    Identify the security label on the box and make sure that as you move it back and forth, and up and down, the color changes or the “OK” and “√” move across label.
  2. Scan the code
    Use the HP SureSupply app or a generic QR code reader to scan the QR code on the cartridge’s security seal. If you cannot capture QR codes with a smartphone, go to http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ads/supplies/anti-counterfeit.html?jumpid=va_6hxtf5p1ns to validate online.
  3. Report counterfeit
    Help us fight counterfeit by reporting it. Stop crime.

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Why choose Original HP ink and toner?

There’s simply no substitute for Original HP ink and toner. Counterfeit, refilled, or re-manufactured cartridges don’t even come close, and can cause more problems than they’re worth.

  • Outstanding value
    Original HP cartridges deliver a low total cost of printing. Counterfeits can drain productivity and increase cost with reprints and low-quality results.
  • Exceptional quality
    Original HP cartridges enable fast, efficient printing and impressive results. Counterfeit cartridges provide no assurance of quality.
  • Proven reliability
    Original HP cartridges are backed by 20 years of research and development—avoid leakage or messy prints that could result from a counterfeit model.
  • Outstanding HP support
    All Original HP cartridges are backed by exceptional support, service, and warranty. Use Original HP cartridges to receive the full benefits.

What is Gray Market?

Information on Parallel or “Gray Market” Products

Canon sells and supports Canon-brand consumer and professional products in the U.S. through Canon U.S.A., which distributes these products through its authorized dealers and distributors. Canon U.S.A. is the only authorized importer of these products in the U.S., and provides industry-leading customer service and support for them. Products distributed by Canon U.S.A. are “localized” to meet the needs of customers in the U.S. market and are engineered to comply with local safety regulations and governmental requirements. As such, these products come with different accessories, manuals, and warranties than the versions intended for sale in other global regions such as Asia. Any Canon-brand products which are imported and sold other than by this method are referred to as “parallel,” or “Gray Market,” products (collectively, “Gray Market Products”).

Hazards and Difficulties Associated with “Gray Market” Products

Customers in the U.S. may find that Gray Market Products do not meet their expectations because they were not intended by Canon for sale in the U.S. In some cases, sellers of Gray Market Products may attempt to localize the products themselves by adding, changing or removing certain accessories from the products, which may result in the following:

  • including in product packaging illegal or counterfeit accessories, such as batteries, chargers, and ink tanks, which can cause injury and seriously damage your Canon product
  • an incorrect power cord or adapter which was not provided, or quality checked, by Canon
  • incorrect software or illegal copies of software which may not function
  • poor photocopies of the original manual
  • a fake Canon U.S. warranty, a warranty provided by a third party, or no warranty at all
  • a device with a serial number which cannot be registered with Canon in the U.S.

Customers should also be aware that Gray Market Products may not be eligible for:

  • coverage under a U.S. warranty
  • U.S. promotions, including mail-in and instant rebates
  • technical support

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