Here are some reasons to recharge 
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Printer Cartridge Volumes, Worldwide

  • In 2008, 1.9 billion printer cartridges used worldwide.
  • In 2008, 450,000 tons of cartridges used worldwide.
  • If stacked end-to-end, all of the printer cartridges used in 2008 would measure 140,000 miles. That’s more than 5 and a half times around the world.
  • Laser printer cartridges account for over 90% of all throw-away cartridges.
  • A laser cartridge thrown into landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose.

Every cartridge refilled is one less cartridge going to landfill - and that's a choice you can feel proud of. Share this message with a colleague and/or friend - spread the word.

Environmental Facts - Worldwide

Each inkjet cartridge contributes about 1 ounce (0.012kg) in landfill waste.


Clover Technologies Group - White Paper - Remanufacturing, The Best Solution for the Environment

Each discarded laser cartridge adds approximately 2.5 pounds (0.48kg) of metal and plastic waste to our landfills


International Imaging Technology Council, http://www.consumerchoice.info/faq.htm , October 2008

Each cartridge can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.

International Imaging Technology Council, http://www.consumerchoice.info/faq.htm , October 2008

The plastic in each new laser toner cartridge takes three and a half quarts (approx. 15.91 liters) of oil to produce while each new inkjet cartridge require 70 ml of oil.


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