In North America, more than 40,000 tons of plastic and metal is saved from landfills annually as a result of cartridge recycling. For every 100,000 used cartridges recycled, we can save 9599 kilograms of aluminum, 40 tons of plastic, and 1,000,000 liters of oil. Ink cartridge recycling has virtually become synonymous with successful sustainable development.
Now imagine the exponential savings by reusing those cartridges BEFORE recycling them. Reuse is the highest form of recycling which is why remanufacturing is the ideal way to give used inkjet and toner cartridges another life – a life which doesn’t include being abandoned in a landfill where it can take more than 1,000 years for the cartridge to decompose.
Here are just some of the reasons to reuse/recycle cartridges:
It reduces air and water pollution/emissions associated with landfilling, incineration or the manufacturing of new cartridges.
It conserves our natural resources such as timber, water, oil/petroleum and minerals because it reduces the need for raw materials.
It helps save energy.
It decreases emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change.
It helps us sustain the environment for future generations.