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.
Fees valid from 1 January 2021
Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 30 000 SEK excl. VAT. Inspection of 56 cassette models is included in the application fee. For inspection of aditional models, 500 SEK excl. VAT per model will be charged. Renewal fee *) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT. Inspection of 56 cassette models is included in the fee. For inspection of aditional model, 250 SEK excl. VAT per model will be charged.
Annual licence fee
Annual Nordic licence fee**) 0.3% of turnover + VAT from EUR 0–30 million
0.05% of turnover + VAT > EUR 30 million
Minimum fee for the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT Maximum fee for the Nordic countries No maximum fee Annual licence fee outside the Nordic countries (for licence holders with a turnover of more than 300 000 EUR of Nordic Swan ecolabelled products, sold outside the Nordic countries) 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT
If the Nordic Swan ecolabelled products are only sold outside the Nordic countries, a minimum fee is always charged.
Fee for extensions/alterations of licence
Extension/alteration of existing licence Should the extension regard inspection of cassette models, which are not already included in the licence, 500 SEK excl. VAT will be charged per cassette model.
Other types of alterations will be charged according to how long it takes to deal with the matter:
- Less than 4 hours: 3 750 SEK excl. VAT
- Between 4 and 8 hours: 7 500 SEK excl. VAT
- More than 8 hours: 15 000 SEK excl. VAT
Fees for on-site inspections
Extra fee for additional on-site inspection within the Nordic countries 5 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit On-site inspection outside the Nordic region, but within Europe***) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit On-site inspections outside Europe***) 25 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit
Euro rate: The exchange rate of the first day of the year is used to convert amounts in Euro to national currency:
*) Micro enterprises are charged half the fee. A micro enterprise, according to our definition, is a company with a maximum of 10 employees and with a total turnover of €2 000 000 (including both ecolabelled and non-ecolabelled products).
**) Corporations pay only one licence fee
***) There is an extra fee of 1 000 EUR per day if the inspection takes more than one day.
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.
We are so happy you decided to send in an application for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel!
The application process starts by you downloading the application form and filling it in. You then send it to Ecolabelling Sweden.
We will register your application and send you a confirmation. You will also be assigned an advisor who will help you through the application process.
During this process, you will send in documentation that proves that your product can successfully meet each of Nordic Ecolabelling’s requirements for your specific product group.
The application consists of these parts:
- Completed application form
- Documentation Overview
- Documentation showing fulfilment of all requirements according to the criteria document
Once your product has been approved – not before, you have the right to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all your marketing as long as your licence is valid.
We wish you luck with your application and, most importantly, your work towards a more sustainable world!
For more information: "Application step by step"