Many charities see inkjet and laser toner cartridge recycling as a relatively simple way of fundraising. One recent research study found that a medium-sized business can use between 75 and 200 cartridges per year, or even more. So let’s say the fundraising team manages to persuade 10 local businesses to ‘donate’ their empty laser toner cartridges, they can expect about 100 x 10 = 1000 cartridges which at an average of £1.50 would raise funds of £1500.
This calculation, of course, does not include all the empty inkjet and laser toner cartridges individuals could be donating too. But it’s already a pretty significant sum and one that any charity would be happy to accept.
How much do GreenTech pay?
GreenTech have paid thousands of pounds to charities for recycling inkjet and toner cartridges. Even our top recycler in 2010 so far has also been a one-woman charity in Surrey that has been paid £1019.70. Here’s a list of top 10 charities that have been paid for recycling in 2010 so far.
Charity, West Sussex