Ink and Toner Cartridge Disposal
Every year more than 300 million plastic printer cartridges end up dumped in landfills in the United States and around the world. Almost eight cartridges are thrown away in the United States every second industry sources say. While we can never completely stop the cycle of cartridges entering the waste stream, we can at least stem the flow.
The question then becomes what should I do with my empty cartridges? We are frequently asked that question by small businesses and end users. One of the best ways to dispense of used cartridges is to check with your local school district and see if they are collecting used cartridges for fund raising. Check the internet and yellow pages to find collection points near your home or business.
Remanufacturing matters! Every cartridge that is remanufactured is one fewer going directly to the landfill. For every remanufactured cartridge purchased, it’s one less new cartridge that needs to be produced, saving it from entering the waste stream and from draining the planet’s natural resources.