Printer cartridge recycling may not seem like a hot topic, but it actually does have a positive effect on the environment. When you think about the fact that at least 90% of computer users also own a printer, that's a staggering amount of spent printer cartridges that need to be disposed of each and every year.
Recycling printer cartridges can save millions of pounds because for every cartridge re-used, one less is needed to be made, therefore less pressure is put on our dwindling natural resources and the carbon emissions from production reduced.
Printer Cartridge Recycling keeps them out of the landfill
Dumping your non-confidential business waste into landfill may seem like the most convenient option open to you, but the resulting waste can cause a lot of pollution and some things can take decades to break down, if they can break down at all!
According to the UK Cartridge Remanufacturers Association (UKCRA), around 55 million used printer cartridges end up in landfills, thereby putting further pressure on the environment. By introducing printer cartridge recycling procedures into your business practices, you will be encouraging the same cartridge to be used over again rather than be consigned to the landfill.
You may think that it would be just a drop in the ocean to get your company onboard with printer cartridge recycling, but as the word spreads and more companies adopt this policy, the positive effects on the environment will be felt very quickly.
Restore are aware that the UK has to follow the EU landfill directive on reducing or preventing the negative impacts on the environment through the use of landfills, so we are helping to support businesses who want to follow the aims of the Directive and consider the environment when disposing of their waste.
Contact us for more information about our printer cartridge recycling options.