Ink Cartridges Bill Passed In New Jersey
A law has been passed in the state of New Jersey which requires ink cartridges to have an estimated page yield printed on their packaging.
Originally introduced in June 2010, the proposal called for manufacturers to improve their product labelling to help consumers make informed decisions with their money when it comes to printer and printer ink purchases.
Steve Pociask, who was involved with presenting information on the bill, said that manufacturers also need to be more forthcoming when it comes to the lifetime cost of both the printer and all the printing it is capable of doing.
Assemblyman Paul Moriarty pointed out during the bill's debate that there is often a cost comparison of printer ink to Dom Perignon champagne and Parisian perfumes.
While surprising, this is because of the perceived low volume of the ink cartridges.
While a positive development for consumers, The Recycler points out that historically some electronic companies have not looked favourably on similar mandates in the past.
Posted by Canzil Ahmed.