I like Fuji film. I find the colours to be more satisfying than Kodak. Although I have a digital camera, there are times when I want a disposable 35mm camera. Now there’s a problem.
Fuji filed suit against a company back east that recycles one-time-use cameras. They won the lawsuit, claiming that the recycler infringed on their patents when they reloaded used Fuji cameras.
Now, whenever I use a disposable camera I make sure the prosessor recycles it. If they don’t recycle the camera, I go elsewhere. I buy recycled cameras from time to time as well (usually as an “extra” ar REI). With so much waste in the world, it feels good to do even the tiniest bit of recycling by occasionally buying the recycled cameras and making sure those Fuji cameras I buy are recycled.
But if Fuji is trying to put the recyclers out of business, then it just doesn’t feel right to buy Fuji products. If I knew that the Fuji camera would be recycled, then it wouldn’t bother me to buy a new one-time-use camera because someone else (and maybe I) would buy it again later. Now that it sounds as if Fuji is against recycling, I guess I’ll just have to shoot digital photos.
Dear Fuji: Is making a few extra pennies for your stockholders really more important than the impression that you are anti-environment?
[sub]Yes, I know this is a tempest in a teapot; but I like the idea of recycling.[/sub]