Remanufactured OEM Toner Cartridges 008
Nordic Ecolabelled remanufactured OEM toner cartridges mean:
– Less waste and a lower consumption of energy and raw materials. Using toner cartridges several times reduces the total consumption of toner cartridges and accordingly the environmental impact of the product throughout its service life.
– The criteria aim to reduce waste and the product is also required to meet high standards of quality and capacity.
– There are also requirements on quality assurance of the recycling process, content of environmentally hazardous and harmful substances, and on labelling and information to the end-customer.
Valid from 1 January 2021 Amount excluding VAT
Application for a new licence 3 000 EUR, however not less than 90 EUR per cartridge model. Application for a renewed licence when the requirements have been tightened 1 500 EUR, however not less than 45 EUR per cartridge model.
Annual licence fee
The licence fee for the Nordic Swan Ecolabelled products is based on their turnover in the Nordic countries The fee is 0,3 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries up to 30 million EUR.
The fee is 0,05 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries for the amount exceeding 30 million EUR.
Minimum fee in the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR per year. Fixed fee that is added for sales outside the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR per year if the turnover exceeds 300 000 EUR.
Fee for extension / change of licence
If the extension includes new cartridge models, prices are the same as those applicable to amendments to an existing licence, however not less than 90 EUR per cartridge model. Other types of alterations will be charged a fixed fee according to how long the work takes.
Up to 4 hours 375 EUR. 4–8 hours 750 EUR. 8 or more hours 1 500 EUR.
Fee for on-site inspections
One on-site inspection in the Nordic countries is included when applying for a new or renewed licence.
Additional on-site inspection within the Nordic countries 500 EUR per visit. On-site inspection outside the Nordic region, but within Europe 1 500 EUR per visit. On-site inspection outside Europe 2 500 EUR per visit. Additional fee for on-site inspections lasting longer than one day 1 000 EUR per day.
Ecolabelling Sweden AB has no financial profit purpose and is financed through the fees above along with an annual government grant. The company is however liable for VAT according to article 56 of the European Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
Invoicing is made in SEK with the exchange rate from the first banking day of the year.
When both the applicant and the manufacturer are micro-enterprises, the application fee is reduced by 50%. A micro-enterprise is in this context defined as an enterprise with less than 10 employees and an annual turnover (of both ecolabelled and not ecolabelled products) below 2 million EUR.
Compilation of hearing statementsSwedish / 5.6
Information on the latest version of the criteria for remanufactured OEM toner cartridges
5.5 ⇛ 5.6: Prolongation of criteria
The validity of the criteria has been extended with 24 months. At the same time, an adjustment was made regarding titanium dioxide in requirement K3. The new version, 5.6, is valid until December 31, 2024.
5.4 ⇛ 5.5: Alterationtion of criteria
Requirements R11, R13 and R24 have been clearified, R2, R6 and R16 have been updated, whilst R8 and R25 were removed from the criteria. The new version, 5.5, is valid until December 31st, 2022.
5.3 ⇛ 5.4: Prolongation of criteria
Requirement R23: The requirement on Take-back system has been removed. Furthermore the criteria has been prolonged with 36 months. The new version, 5.4, is valid until December 31st, 2022.
5.2 ⇛ 5.3: Alteration and prolongation of criteria
The criteria has been prolonged. The new version,5.3, is valid until December 31st, 2019
5.1 ⇛ 5.2: Alteration and prolongation of criteria
- Requirement R6: An alternative method to analyse toner powder (Blaue Engel RAL-UZ 177) was introduced.
- Some minor editorial changes have been made.
- The requirement for marketing (in R25) was removed.
The new version, 5.2, is valid until June 30th, 2018.
5.0 ⇛ 5.1: Alteration of criteria
Alterations have been introduced in requirements R6, R14, R15 and R16.
The new version of the criteria, 5.1, is valid until June 30th, 2016.
In order to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in your marketing, you must have a valid Nordic Swan Ecolabel licence. Please log in to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal to apply for a licence. You are free to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all of your marketing from the date of approval until your licence expires.
Go to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal and start your application process!
If this is the first time you apply, an authorised signatory in your company must approve the terms and conditions for the Nordic Ecolabelling Portal. Then you will get a login to the portal and the right to assign access to other colleagues.
When you have filled in the power of attorney, you will receive an e-mail from us with your login credentials.
Start by going through the requirements and fees that apply to your specific product group. These can be found above.
In some cases, you must use our separate application form. For example, the form must be used in cases where the producer and licensee are two separate companies, or if you wish to cancel a licence. Please contact your advisor in these cases, or if you are unsure what applies to you. The form to be used in these special cases can be downloaded here.
For more details on the application process, please head to our application guide: "Application step by step".
Good luck with your application!