The Environment - Please Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!
How to Help
There are companies out there dedicated to recycling cartridges and provide various forms of recycling services. Some even provide a free shipping label that you may use to send in boxes of empty cartridges. If you wish to recycle your empty cartridges and would like more information, please check out the following sites:
eRevival LLC 1-800-696-8042 www.erevival.net
Toner Buyer 1-800-482-8128 www.tonerbuyer.com
Environmental Reclamation Services 1-800-842-9923 www.ersusa.com
Core Recovery Corporation 1-866-267-3732 www.corerecovery.com
Check them out and start recycling!
Twenty years ago, only one curbside recycling program existed. By 1998, 9000 curbside programs and 12,000 recyclable drop-off centers had sprouted up across the nation.
While recycling has grown in general, recycling of specific materials has grown even more drastically. Approximately 42% of all paper, 40% of all plastic soft drink bottles, 55% of aluminum drink cans, and 57% of steel packaging is now recycled.
Today, the USA recycles 28% of its waste, a rate that has almost doubled over the past 15 years.
(Facts provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, ( EPA at www.epa.gov)
Recycling keeps large amounts of plastics out of our landfills and saves natural resources. Every year over 300 million spent toner and inkjet cartridges are thrown away. This equates to almost 1000 tons of unnecessary pollution that enters our waste stream every day. In addition, more than 3 quarts of oil are used during the manufacturing of a new OEM laser cartridge. In contrast, a recycled cartridge only requires 1 quart of oil to be able to be used. This year alone, toner cartridge remanufacturing can save over 11 million gallons of oil.
The imaging supplies sold by InkCloners, LLC, are environmentally friendly. For every cartridge you use, you prevent approximately 2.5 pounds of industrial grade plastics and metals from being deposited into our landfills. You also conserve about 2 quarts of oil that is used to manufacture every OEM cartridge. In addition, nature's resources are conserved by reusing certain non-wearing plastic shells and metal components from spent OEM cartridges. The excess scrap metals, plastics, paper, and cardboard at manufacturing facilities are collected and are recycled into everyday consumer items.