Environmental Solutions

Environmental Commitment

Protech Environmental Solutions (PES) is committed to exceeding the expectations of our customers while preventing pollution and minimizing the environmental impact of our activities. Best practices of Protech Environmental Services include:


  • Minimize our carbon impact
  • Prioritize remanufacturing, reclaim as much reusable material as possible
  • End-of-life processing for all assets collected that cannot be remanufactured
  • Industry’s only grinding operation focused on the reclamation of raw materials from end-of-life laser toner cartridges
  • Exceed global industry practices for responsible materials recycling and final disposition of electronics products

PES is dedicated to continual improvement in all of its environmental activities. This is achieved through rigorous process management, employee empowerment, and accountability for achieving all company goals and objectives.


Measured Impacts Driving Continuous Improvement:


  • Reuse of all collections
  • End-of-life collections disassembled
  • Reuse of disassembled components
  • Recapture of raw materials in collections
  • Energy consumption
  • Water consumption
  • Minimization of waste

Intelligent Re-Engineering.

We have special partnerships with the leading USA toner manufacturers conveniently located here in Los Angeles, California. It’s our mission to continuously make environmental improvements to not only provide local businesses with the best product possible at the best prices, but to provide our earth the same added benefit.

The green “O” in Protech is a symbol of the company’s mantra, to educate companies on the total product life-cycle and be a conduit for goodwill. We’ve taken into account, the entire product life cycle of toner cartridges. From raw materials, to manufacturing, packaging, distribution, use of product, and the most overlooked stage, end of life.

There is no responsible company, only responsible companies of varying degrees, who act strategically to do less harm while improving, not sacrificing, the health of the business. Responsible behavior, as it becomes cumulative, also makes a company smarter, more nimble, and potentially more successful.


According to a new Harvard Business School study, socially responsible investments, now over the long term out-perform the market as a whole. The simple truth is, going green saves your company green. Science journalist, Daniel Goleman in Ecological Intelligence offered three simple, yet remarkably comprehensive rules for reducing environmental harm:

  • Know Your Impacts
  • Favor Improvement
  • Share What You Learn  

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Saving the environment…one ink cartridge at a time. At Protech we believe in reducing our carbon footprint for greater environmental sustainability.

More than 500 million OEM toner and inkjet cartridges are manufactured each year. If these cartridges are not diverted from our landfills, this equates to almost 1,000 tons of unnecessary pollution that can enter our waste stream everyday.

In addition to this potential waste, more than three liters of oil are consumed during the manufacturing of every OEM cartridge. This equates to more than 375,000,00 gallons of oil consumed every year to make toner and inkjet cartridges.

Even worse than these staggering atrocities is that many cartridges end up in cities like Guiyu, China where they are incinerated or dissolved with hazardous chemicals to extract residual metals. These processes contaminate the local air, soil, and groundwater. 1 in 10 children in Guiyu have birth defects due to this horrific pollution.

In conjunction with our partners, our OEM toner cartridges are environmentally friendly. We conserve nature’s resources by reusing specific non-wearing plastic shells and metal components from spent OEM cartridges. We are proud that our partners manufacture more than 200,000 environmentally-conscious toner cartridges every month and all scrap metals, plastics, paper and cardboard are locally recycled into everyday consumer items.

For more information on our responsible disposal of these items, ask one of our sales or service representatives. Join in our environmental initiative for a better business and help us preserve our environment for generations to come. Please reduce, reuse, recycle.