Recycling Cartridges Program Helps the Environment

Let's start out with some facts.

Today, the India. recycles 28% of its waste--a rate that has almost doubled during the past 15 years.

In 1999, recycling, waste management and composting activities prevented about 64 million tons of material from ending up in landfills and incinerators.

Recycling of specific materials has grown even more drastically:

1. 42 percent of all paper
2. 40 percent of all plastic soft drink bottles
3. 55 percent of all aluminum beer and soft drink cans
4. 57 percent of all steel packaging
5. 52 percent of all major appliances are now recycled

Which is good news, right?

Wrong! Inkjet cartridge, laser printer cartridge and cell phones users have not done their part. Only 5% of empty printer cartridges and cell phones are being recycled.
This is terrible news for future generations as 95% of inkjet and laser cartridges and cell phones are discarded and end up in landfills.

Not to mention the fact that the lack of printer ink cartridge and cell phones recycling is costing tax-payers more and more money. Inkjet cartridge and phones users such as schools and businesses are adding millions of tons of waste each year to our overflowing landfills.

Have a look at the numbers.

1. It takes 2.5 ounces of oil to make a new inkjet cartridge and ten times this amount for laser printer cartridges and phones.
2. Plastics used in these cartridges take over 1000 years to decompose.
3. With students averaging 8 inkjet cartridges, schools using 300 or more laser printer cartridges and cell phones, businesses using 900 to 1600 inkjets and laser printer cartridges each year, we are producing and accumulating waste at an incredible rate.

But there is hope. You can make a difference by participating in our inkjet cartridge and cell phones recycling program. You can recycle cartridges, recycle toner , and recycle cell phones meaning less waste in the landfills and more hope for future generations and the environment.

You can make a difference. Learn how our inkjet cartridge and cell phones Recycling Program Works.