• Posted by Tim Hobbs on September 23, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Hi Guys

    I’m sure that this has been covered before so apologies re-asking.

    We have a large amount built up of Roland Eco-sol Max cartridges.

    Does anyone know the best place to recycle them?

    Paul Stenning replied 1 day, 8 hours ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    September 25, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Hi Tim

    There MUST be a few places to dispose of or recycle your carts in the proper fashion.
    With governments enforcing all sorts of legislation and pushing us all towards and more environmentally friendly world. The likes of Roland, Mimaki, Epson and co. Surely they must all at least offer a safe way of disposing of their products, if not a recycling option.
    If we go back maybe 10-15 years, Tech8 used to F.O.C. recover the carts and recycle them. They were the same company selling 3rd party solvent inks. They were a small company but obviously save money in recycling the old ones and are then seen to be eco-friendly.

    Fast forward 15 years, I would think this would be a given by at least the manufacturers.
    I would maybe call your supplier or Roland directly and ask them what they recommend, if not offer you the solution.
    Please do update this post if you find a solution to your problem.

  • Tim Hobbs

    Member
    September 26, 2022 at 5:21 am

    Thanks Rob.

    I have tried a few companies listed online. Most stated that they didn’t take these kinds of cartridges. A couple of them said they would collect for a charge as they are considered hazardous waste.

    I tried Spandex (our supplier, ) they said they didn’t know. Sigh.

    I guess I’ll have to go directly to Roland next.

    I will update the post either way.

  • Colin Crabb

    Member
    September 26, 2022 at 8:21 am
  • Jamie Wood

    Member
    September 26, 2022 at 9:55 am

    I know Mimaki and Epson do cartridge recycling, but I’ve never owned a Roland, so can’t help there.

  • Paul Stenning

    Member
    September 26, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    if they’re genuine Roland give Colourmagic a call, I think they’d take them