OTTAWA, April 21 /CNW/ - Leading up to Earth Day, EcoLogo, one of North
America's most recognizable eco-labels, is proud to announce the
certification of hundreds of Clover Technologies Group printer
"The EcoLogo Program would like to congratulate Clover Holdings for
demonstrating environmental leadership by becoming the first company to
have more than 500 of its printer cartridges certified under the
EcoLogo standard," says Dr. Angela Griffiths, Executive Director of the
"Earning the right to put the EcoLogo seal on our packaging is something
we are very proud of at Clover," adds Jim Cerkleski, CEO of Clover
Holdings, "At Clover, we take our environmental commitment very
seriously, but at a time when just about every manufacturer makes
claims of being green, that commitment can be difficult to communicate
effectively outside the company. The recognition that comes with the
EcoLogo seal allows us to do just that."
The EcoLogo standard for printing cartridges was developed using a
multi-parameter approach that identifies the most important
environmental indicators from all stages of the product's life cycle.
Products that meet the standard's criteria have less impact on the
environment by reducing waste entering the landfill and conserving
resources. The standard also includes performance criteria to ensure
that certified products perform as well as others on the market.
The EcoLogo Program is designed to support continuing efforts to improve
environmental quality by reducing energy consumption and by minimizing
the impacts of pollution generated by the production, use and disposal
of goods and services. In a skeptical marketplace, EcoLogo builds the
trust needed by providing scientific credibility and proof of
For a copy of the EcoLogo standard for printing cartridges, visit www.ecologo.org.
About Clover Holdings Inc.
Clover Holdings Inc. is the global leader in providing vertically
integrated, closed-loop environmental solutions, including the
recycling and remanufacturing of imaging supplies and small
electronics. Founded in 1996 and with annual revenue of over $600
million, Clover is one of the fastest growing, privately held companies
in the United States. Clover is also the world's largest collector and
recycler of empty ink and toner cartridges in the aftermarket imaging
supplies industry and provides comprehensive recycling services for
small electronics including cell phones. To learn more, visit www.clovertech.com.
EcoLogo is a third-party, multi-attribute eco-labeling program approved
by the Global Ecolabelling Network, an international association of
eco-labeling programs, as meeting the ISO 14024 standard. Originally
formed in 1988 by the Canadian Federal Government and now managed by
TerraChoice, EcoLogo is now one of the most recognizable eco-labels in
North America. EcoLogo is a Government of Canada official mark used
under license from Environment Canada. TerraChoice is not an agent of
Environment Canada. In 2010, The Program became part of the UL global
network, significantly expanding its reach as a leading certifier of
the world's most sustainable products. For more information, visit www.ecologo.org.
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