Just in case you need further convincing of the benefits of refilling cartridges here are some facts taken directly from the Cartridge World website -
- In 2008, 1.9 billion printer cartridges used worldwide.
- In 2008, 450,000 tons of cartridges used worldwide.
- If stacked end-to-end, all of the printer cartridges used in 2008 would measure 140,000 miles. That’s more than 5 and a half times around the world.
- Laser printer cartridges account for over 90% of all throw-away cartridges
- A laser cartridge thrown into landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose
If our cartdridges cannot be refilled we will send them into Planet Ark for recycling - to date they have collected and recycled 12,433,532 - with the number going up as you read. Here is a groovy little poster explaining the process of recycling printer cartridges at Planet Ark - which is zero waste to landfill program.
Hoping you too can refill or recycle your ink cartridges too.