Did you know that 97 percent of a printer cartridge can be recycled or reused? Sadly, around 70 percent of all ink cartridges and 50 percent of toner cartridges aren’t recycled. More than 300 million ink cartridges end up in U.S. landfills every year, and each one can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. Here are 4 important reasons to recycle ink cartridges:
1. Ink cartridges that end up in the landfill cause environmental harm, emitting greenhouse gases and polluting the air and water.
2. Recycling cuts down on the natural resources and energy required to manufacture a new cartridge.
3. Recycled ink and toner cartridges are just as good as new ones.
4. It’s easier to recycle ink cartridges than you may think.
Also, most major office supply stores, including Staples, Office Max, Walmart, and Office Depot, have ink cartridge recycling bins on-site.
Pacific Office Automation understands office equipment can have a huge impact on the environment, and we are dedicated to lightening its impact in all stages, from manufacturing, to operation, to after-life.
We only partner with manufacturers that are as equally dedicated to preventing pollution and reducing greenhouse gases, which is why we offer Energy Star-rated commercial printers. We are equally serious about sustainability within our own company, recycling nearly 100% of unwanted machines, toner, and cardboard. We help our customers by removing any waste products after setting up new machines and provide customers with return-shipping labels for toner cartridges.
Get in touch with your local POA office today to find out how we can help your organization reduce its carbon footprint while also saving you time and money.← Back
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