Businesses all around the country are flying through printer cartridges. Millions of ink and toner cartridges end up in landfills every year and sit there for years based on their lengthy decomposing process. Recycling these old cartridges has never been as important as it is today.
Luckily, there are some incredible solutions available for the modern business who wants to reduce their contribution to the carbon footprint that is left from old cartridges.
Return to Local Office Stores
Many office retailers have also realized the impact that cartridges have on the environment, so they have taken steps to solve the problem. Check the websites of local retailers, and you’ll be sure to find a supply store who would gladly take your old cartridges.
Return to a Recycling Facility
You might not realize it, but there are local recycling facilities available for your business to return cartridges to. To find a facility near you, check out Earth911’s Website where you can filter recycling centers for different materials. This is a great option if a local office store doesn’t recycle cartridges.
Return for Cash or as a Fundraiser
eCycle Group has made it possible for businesses to earn extra cash by recycling at least 20 items or 20 pounds of products. They also help businesses and organizations organize fundraisers and offer tools to help gather recyclable products for returned cash. Just collect the cartridges, package them up together and then ship them off. Checks for recycled materials are issued monthly.
Refill Original Cartridges
The last option to consider is refilling original cartridges with brand-matching ink. Most big name brands sell refill kits for their products, reducing the number of cartridges a business goes through. A cartridge can only be refilled a couple of times, but this is an excellent option for reducing the number of cartridges sent to landfills.
At Peter Paul Office Equipment, we love helping businesses reduce their impact on the environment. To learn more about our office equipment and solutions, contact us today!