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Thursday, 21 June 2012
HOW TO DISPOSE OF USED PRINTER CARTRIDGES
How do you get rid of those used printer cartridges in an environmentally friendly way (e-waste recycling)?
becoming a more vexing problem for business and householders as
they dispose of MANY MILLIONS of printer cartridges each year - mostly ending up in land fills with long term environmental
issues (scary for future generations - bequeathing them a dump). Plastic is a material that nature finds particularly difficult
to decompose taking an extremely long period of time. so alternative
uses need to be found for them.
alternative use is remanufacturing of the cartridges, and this is
becoming more evident with companies turning profitability from
reproducing high quality toner & printer cartridges.
Another alternative use is to break down the cartridges, using the componentry in other industries.
But where can you dispose of the cartridges?
The good news is that organisations are putting their clout behind solving this problem. They call it e-waste recycling and it makes a lot of sense. Look up keywords like 'recycling printer cartridges' or 'printer cartridge collection'on your favourite search engine site ( Google, Yahoo, Bing etc.)
the environment in another way, especially if you are a business, create
a disposal box on your premises, and only take it to a disposal centre
when it is full. That way you are not using as much fuel in
transportation - and fossil fuel consumption creates carbon emissions.
We welcome other parties using this article to spread the good word.
We thank our sponsers at ABC Printsupplies along with other suppliers for providing this information.