It takes about a gallon of oil to make a new laser cartridge. • In North America alone, over 350 million cartridges per year are discarded in our landfills, and that number increases by 12 percent annually! • A laser cartridge thrown into landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose. Some components made of industrial grade plastics will take over a thousand years to decompose. • Every remanufactured cartridge saves nearly 3 and 1/2 pounds of solid waste from being deposited in landfills. • Remanufacturing cartridges reduces pollution. Almost 90% of empty cartridges are incinerated or dumped in landfills. • 70 percent of used printer cartridges throughout the world are currently being thrown out. • In one year, if the world’s discarded cartridges were stacked end-to-end, they would circle the earth over three times.
Cartridge World is providing consumers and businesses with an alternative to protect the future of our environment. This proactive solution to waste reduction is a Win/Win for consumers, businesses and the environment.
Contact your nearest Cartridge World to ask for a Cartridge World Recycling Collection bin.You can refill your cartridges at any of these locations.There is only one in Manhattan.it is at 66 2nd Ave at 4th st, 212.777.6600