KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - InkCycle's new cartridge measurement tool diverted 394 tons of toner and ink cartridges from entering landfills last year (2008). To request grenk, remanufactured ink and toner cartridges in your neighborhood retail shops, sign up here www.grenk.com/blog.

Watch video of InkCycle's remanufacturing facility: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2977312/inkcycle/

Ink cartridges are considered e-waste; they are harmful to the environment and can take eons to decompose, according to IdealBite.com (http://www.idealbite.com/tiplibrary/archives/getting-inked). Companies and consumers should recycle their old ones, and when ink cartridges are purchased, go with refilled ones, which work just like conventional cartridges. Facts from Ideal Bite:

--  Smaller landfills. An average ink cartridge takes about 450 years to

--  Conserving oil. Recycling an ink cartridge can save 3 quarts of oil

Consumers and businesses can also learn about recycling by viewing Earth911.com's video about reduce, reuse, recycle: http://blog.earth911.com/2008/11/17/173/.

According to Brad Roderick, executive vice president of InkCycle, "It's time consumers and businesses know how much their green initiatives are really saving the planet." In 2008, InkCyle recycled, repurposed or converted almost 394 tons of material by measuring waste. Companies that are green or want to become green can measure their recycling by utilizing grenk's Carbon Neutronics Index ™ (CNI) with InkCycle, which offers businesses an accurate account of their landfill waste. To learn more visit, http://grenk.com/blog/index.php/2009/06/19/inkcycle-diverts-394-tons-of-waste/

Currently, more than 700 million ink cartridges are used in the United States annually, according to CURE Recycling, and only a small fraction of empty ink cartridges are recycled. (http://tinyurl.com/luquo7)

Powered by InkCycle, grenk created the Carbon Neutronics Index™, a software program, which calculates the tonnage of e-waste companies are keeping out of landfills by choosing grenk. Carbon Neutronics is made up of three words: Carbon + Neutral + Electronics. This powerful tool calculates the empty weight, not based on averages, but based on each and every specific cartridge model and provides a one-page certificate to quantify your green decision.

grenk is a new line of remanufactured ink and toner cartridges designed to leave the smallest environmental footprint possible. Powered by InkCycle, grenk delivers brand name quality at a fraction of the cost.

Contact Information: Contact: Valerie Jennings valerie@jenningspr.net 816-221-1040