Since the world is depleting in its natural resources, it has become the duty of each one of us to show a mature attitude towards the concept of “green environment”. If we contribute our share by all the possible means then far is not the day when we will see a greener world. Along with many other ways, printer cartridge recycling can be an important tool for achieving this goal.
Why to Go for Printer Cartridge Recycling?
Most home and office users that make use of computers have printers as well. However, the percentage of printer cartridge recycling is only 15%. About 300 million cartridges are thrown away every year which mounts to huge land wastes. Printer cartridge recycling, on the other hand, helps to reuse these products and saves them from being wasted. Printer cartridge recycling is the process of Read more…
England household waste recycling and composting has reached 40.8% in 2010/11, as per the stats released by DEFRA, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs. The England’s house hold recycling rate has shown the rise of 1.1% from 39.7% achieved in the FY 2009/2010.
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The figures reveal that 40.1% of municipal waste was recycled or composted in year 2010, while 44.2% of it was destined for the landfills. Moreover the rate of household waste production has also gone down to 23.2 million tonnes in the same period.
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You can recycle toner cartridges with GreenTech who have been running an inkjet and laser toner cartridge recycling scheme for the last 10 years in the U.K.
GreenTech pay up to £12 for each empty toner cartridge and the GreenTech website tells you instantly what you will get paid plus they offer to pick-up from your U.K. address for free. They promise to send your cheque within 14 days of reeving your cartridges. For full details of how to recycle printer cartridges with GreenTech visit http://www.gtrecycling.com/recycle
Mother earth has bestowed us with many resources and it is our duty to protect and maintain them for future generations to the best of our abilities. Many of us might casually ignore the consequences by not doing so, while many others might be very environmentally conscious and linked with several recycling agencies as well as awareness groups. However, all you green people out there might not be fully acquainted with the concept of recycling cartridges. You might have unknowingly thrown away several of your printer cartridges without considering the harm you are causing to the environment.
There is more to recycle than your collected glass or plastic bottles. Each year approximately 375 million used cartridges are thrown away into incinerators or landfills all over the world. A used cartridge weighs about 3lb and is composed of Read more…
Ricoh – A Japanese Company, for office solutions has proudly launched another green product “eco-boards”. Eco-boards are the billboards which form 100% of the energy by solar and wind power system. The billboard was unveiled in London, situated on the M4 motorway.
The billboard is powered by 96 solar panels and five wind turbines. The billboard is first of its kind to use two natural sources for its energy production.
“Our ethos is to go beyond simply meeting regulatory requirements relating to sustainability by proactively promoting environmentally responsible practices in our own business and for our customers. The launch of the eco-board takes us one step further by reminding wider public audiences to act in a sustainable way and think beyond the obvious when it comes to protecting natural resources”. Said, Ricoh CEO, Steve Saito in a Press Release.
Ricoh has already installed similar boards in New York and Sydney.
These days, multinational companies, educational facilities and hospitals, all keep their records and forms in a printed layout. This change in the form of data storage has definitely increased demand for printers and their complements, such as toner cartridges. To avoid mounting costs and inconvenience, the concept of recycling toner cartridges has increasingly gained popularity.
The materials used to make toner cartridges are plastic, metal, and minute proportions of rubber and foam. The components toner cartridges are made of are subjected to wear and tear, therefore they cannot be reused repetitively. Nonetheless, recycling of toner cartridges can be done three to four times, not only saving extra costs but Read more…
Many people are turning their attention towards charitable good deeds. Companies usually raise money as part of their corporate social responsibility, whereas individuals are charitable out of their own desire to help others in need. In the end, it all boils down to doing the right thing. One way to do charity work is to recycle laser toner cartridges. You help the environment when you recycle laser toner cartridges by preventing landfill sites from overflowing, plus you save money through buy-back offers and, most importantly, you can help out charities.
How can you help charities if you recycle laser toner cartridges?
It’s simple, really. You just have to send the empty laser toner cartridges to a third party manufacturer/recycler, such as GreenTech, stating the charity you’d like to donate and they will do the rest. Alternatively you can donate your empty laser toner cartridges to the charity of your own choice and they’ll sell them to a cartridge recycling company for cash.
Most manufacturers support a host of charities, a list of which can be found on their website. For example, GreenTech supports many UK-based charities and is estimated to have paid more than Read more…
Ever since the turn of the century, the concept of recycling has become increasingly popular amongst individuals and companies. The awareness created, with regards to the growing environmental hazards, has prompted this trend. One trend that has caught up recently with printer manufacturers and consumers alike is recycling toner cartridges.
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A staggering 20,000,000 toner cartridges used to fill up landfill sites in the United Kingdom per year. Even now, only 5% of all cartridges used get recycled. They don’t just take up useful land space and waste your tax money; they are environmentally hazardous! It takes centuries before even a single cartridge decomposes. Worse yet, any leftover toner that may leak from these used printer cartridges can Read more…
Recycling is both cost effective and good for the environment. Here at GreenTech, we’re very enthusiastic about recycling toner cartridges and encourage you to make use of our recycling scheme by sending us your used toner cartridges for remanufacture. However, we were curious as to what are other people around the world were doing with their old printing supplies, so we investigated further.
Cycle Path of Cartridges
West MacDonnell National Park in Australia had the ingenious idea of making a cycle path out of used toner cartridges!
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The path connects Alice Springs and Simpson’s Gap, a distance of just over ten-and-a-half miles, and is constructed almost entirely out of recycled printer cartridges. The path, plus a new viewing platform, was completed for $130,000 (just over £84,000 to you and me). The cost was kept low because Read more…
Small businesses have been the ones hardest hit by recession. Spiraling costs and barely breaking even have forced most of them out of business. To keep themselves in the game, they have to keep their costs low. Going green is the new way forward, and convincing small businesses to use recycled products at their workplace could help them cut down their costs without compromising on quality. One such way is through cartridge recycling.
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The idea behind cartridge recycling is simple: instead of purchasing new cartridges every time, buy remanufactured ones and send your used toner cartridges for recycling. This re-uses the constituent parts, preventing them going to landfill and providing a cheaper Read more…
The importance of recycling is a difficult concept to teach to children. Too young to understand the environmental and economical benefits, children tend to opt for the easy option of just throwing things away, and even some adults have difficulty grasping the idea of re-use, reduce and recycle. So how do you teach them?
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This recycling bin, designed by YuuJin Chan, dispenses sweets when items are properly recycled in it. Named the ‘Recycling Vending Machine’ (RCV), it provides the recycler with Read more…