We drink soy milk, eat soy-based foods, there are soy based paints and even insulation derived from the popular legume. Soy-derived inks also have become pretty common in the printing world, advertised as "green printing technology, as noted by our team over at Re-Nest. And now a company is promoting the use of soy inks in toner cartridges for both home office and work offices to replace petroleum-based toner powder in laser printers...
Traditional cartridges use petroleum-based toner powder which adds up to more than 100 million cartridges per year and 50,000 tons of toner powder. Although we're still waiting for re-fillable soy ink inkjet cartridges, this is still a good step forward for both consumer and the environment.
Print Recovery Concepts (PRC) has completed months of testing and reports that the print quality and number of pages per cartridge of the Soy based toner matches that of traditional toner. The toner cartridges will be available soon at retailers such as OfficeDepot, while also offering SoyPrint compatible, recycled cartridges that come withUPS return labels to send empty cartridges back to be recycled into various new plastic products. See more information at SoyPrint.net
Originally posted by Trent/Re-Nest