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Under the trading name Inkagain, Environmental Business Products (EBP) collects, cleans and resells used inkjet printer cartridges. Machine technology that it developed is used to clean and recycle the cartridges, which are then sold to retail chains using the customer’s own branding. A collection scheme
at Tesco offers customers Clubcard credits or the chance to make a charitable donation, paid by EBP, in return for used cartridges.

The company’s sales have grown 68% a year from £7.3m in 2001 to £20.4m in 2003.

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Company details
CompanyEnvironmental Business Products
ActivityPrinter cartridge recycler
LocationNW London
Average 3 year sales growth67.75%
Latest sales £000s20,415

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