Did you know that it takes about one gallon of oil to make a new laser cartridge and that almost eight cartridges are thrown away every second in the U.S.? Here’s another piece of mind-boggling information: In North America alone, more than 350 million cartridges are disposed of in landfills every year. It can take up to 450 years for a laser cartridge to decompose, and some components made of industrial grade plastics will take more than a thousand years to decompose.
Cartridge World provides customers with a cost effective, environmentally friendly alternative to purchasing new printer consumables.
Since most printer cartridges can be refilled or remanufactured, by bringing in your used cartridges to Cartridge World you can help to protect the environment and keep more green in your own pocket as well. The business also repairs printers starting at an average of just $20, another environmentally friendly alternative to buying new.
Before being resold, cartridges are put through a rigorous process of cleaning, refilling and testing before being repackaged. Inkjet cartridges can be refilled four to five times and laser toner cartridges can be refilled many more, depending on the original condition.
(Source: Kris Kaminski & Elizabeth Manaster)