Benefits of recycling your printer cartridges

15. December 2011 09:34 by Calvin Yu in Troubleshooting and Printer Tips  //  Tags:   //   Comments

Any business owner with high printing volume knows how fast they burn through printer cartridges. Now, multiply this at the national or world level, and it is astounding to think of the number of empty ink and toner cartridges that end up in landfills every year. Empty cartridges take thousands of years to breakdown and often release toxic chemicals, such as volatile organic compounds, as they do. Producing printer cartridges requires making plastic, metal, and consuming oil resulting in pollution and greenhouse gasses. Businesses can easily cut their environmental impact by recycling their empty ink and toner cartridges.

The printer cartridge remanufacturing industry has a 20 plus year history. Initially, it developed a bad reputation caused by many businesses not properly inspecting and filling cartridges resulting in damage to printers. This caused many people to shy away from it. Today, the cartridge remanufacturing industry has developed into a professional and reliable one. Remanufactured cartridges now undergo a thorough inspection and cleaning. Worn and damaged parts get replaced and cartridges refilled with fresh ink or toner. These cartridges are often indistinguishable from new ones and come with a warranty.

RecycleRecycled ink and toner cartridges typically cost 50 to 80 percent less than new ones. For a business that prints a lot, this represents a big savings. More than that, recycling printer cartridges reduces a companies environmental impact. Producing a single toner cartridge yields a surprising amount of pollution and leaves a significant carbon footprint. A business that chooses to use remanufactured cartridges is taking a step towards going green and reducing energy costs; this helps everyone.  We offer a free toner cartridge recycling program that includes return shipping, as long as you are sending at least 8 cartridges.

There aren't any drawbacks to recycling and using remanufactured printer cartridges. It reduces the amount of waste in landfills, reduces energy consumption, and saves money. Modern remanufacturing methods yield a product indistinguishable from a new one. Remanufactures offer warranties with their cartridges and most office supply stores offer in store credit for empty ones. Businesses or individuals with high printing volume that aren't taking advantage of recycled ink and toner cartridges are wasting their money.

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