These are just a few of the advantages of re-using and recycling your printer and toner cartridges:
- Re-using and recycling cartridges uses less energy and resources. It takes around 3 quarts of oil to make just one typical laser printer cartridge. This goes to show that every cartridge saved makes a big difference.
- Oil is a non-renewable material and re-using and recycling cartridges conserves oil.
- Printer cartridges also use aluminum and steel and these resources are also preserved when cartridges are re-used.
- Re-using and recycling cartridges keeps them out of landfills. Every year millions of tons of non-biodegradable printer and toner cartridges are dumped in landfills. These take up space in ever-shrinking landfill sites and can release toxins and gases into the air, soil and water. A cartridge can take decades to decompose in landfill.
When you do need to buy a new cartridge, the greenest choice is to buy remanufactured cartridges from CARRCO. These cartridges are less expensive than brand new ones and they come with a guarantee to work as well as new cartridges.