Earth Day is Coming! Recycling 101
in a paper grocery bag or in tied bundles, depending on your community’s guidelines, and set them out on pickup day. (It takes up to 75,000 trees to produce one Sunday edition of the New York Times.)2)Don’t recycle wet cardboard.
It can clog sorting machines. Throw it away to keep it from contaminating the rest of the load.3)Don’t recycle bottle tops;
they’re not made from the same plastic as recyclable bottles. But if you forget, don’t sweat it. They’ll be sorted down the line. (The energy saved by recycling one plastic bottle can power a computer for 25 minutes.)4)Rinse cans,
but crushing isn’t necessary. The aluminum can is the most recycled item in the United States, as well as the most valuable. It can be recycled again and again, and so efficiently that a can is regenerated and back on the shelf in as little as 60 days.5)Don’t fret
if you can’t get the lime out of the beer bottle or the last of the peanut butter from the jar. The recycler’s machinery will zap all contaminants. But do empty and rinse glass jars and containers.
Recycling Inkjet Printer Cartridges Facts
Every cartridge refilled means one less cartridge that is thrown out. Recycling cartridges is environmentally friendly and you can feel good about supporting sustainable development for the planet’s limited natural resources and not adding to our already overloaded landfills.
Inkjet Recycling Facts:
1) It takes about a gallon of oil to make a new laser cartridge.
2) Almost 8 cartridges are thrown away per second in the United States alone!
3) In North America alone, over 350 million cartridges per year are discarded in our landfills, and that number increases by 12 percent annually!
4) A laser cartridge thrown into landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose. Some components made of industrial grade plastics will take over a thousand years to decompose.
5) Every remanufactured cartridge saves nearly 3 and 1/2 pounds of solid waste from being deposited in landfills.
6) Remanufacturing cartridges reduces pollution. Almost 90% of empty cartridges are incinerated or dumped in landfills.
7) 70 percent of used printer cartridges throughout the world are currently being thrown out.
8) In one year, if the world’s discarded cartridges were stacked end-to-end, they would circle the earth over three times.
8) In addition to being environmentally responsible, Cartridge World and recycling cartridges also creates jobs locally. Every cartridge is recycled and remanufactured and in the community that the Cartridge World store serves.
Cartridge World is providing consumers and businesses with an alternative to protect the future of our environment. This proactive solution to waste reduction is a Win/Win for consumers, entrepreneurs and the environment.
With our continued commitment to recycle printer cartridges, we look forward to the day when recycling cartridges is as common as separating waste material in our homes for the recycle bins.
Recycle Your Inkjet Printer Cartridge For Cash
Out of the 60 million inkjet cartridges and 44 million toner cartridges used each year in Canada alone, less than 8% are recylced leaving over 95 million of them being thrown away and ending up in landfill sites.
Landfill sites contain over $100 million worth in raw materials from discarded printer cartridges alone. These cartridges contain precious oil resources (it can take up to 6 pints (almost 3.5 litres) of oil to make just one printer cartridge), as well as cartridge ink, both worth a fortune to replace as new.
In less than one year, recycling cartridges in Canada could save more oil than the 11,000,000 gallons spilled by the Exxon Valdez oil tanker into Prince William Sound in Alaska in 1989.
Recycle Your Inkjet Printer Cartridges
Next time you are replacing your Lexmark or Hewlett Packard inkjet cartridges please do not dispose of the old ones. We can put them to good use!
For every inkjet cartridge sent to our recycler we receive £1. With a PC in approximately 40 per cent of homes in the UK, in addition to those in businesses, schools, colleges and hospitals, you can help us raise thousands of pounds to help people in crisis.
Currently only about 5 per cent of all inkjet cartridges are actually recycled - the rest end up in landfill sites. So, you can help the environment and the British Red Cross by recycling your used Lexmark and Hewlett Packard inkjet cartridges.
Sound Moves to Help Planet Recycle Inkjets
Sound Primary School have been trying to increase recycling within their school and their Eco Club were delighted to be able to introduce aluminium can and inkjet recycling with the help of the trust.
The club have spent their Wednesday lunch times on energy saving projects such as making bird feeders from recycled materials and keeping an eye on energy use in the school by switching off lights and computers when not in use.
Eco club member and primary seven pupil Antony Symons said: "I think recycling is pretty good. I am worried about the report that the Earth may run out of resources in about 40 years."
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Recycling | Facts HP Inkjet Printer Cartridge
HP was the first company to invent a patented technology to enable the use of recycled plastics in new HP inkjet cartridges.
This year, HP will produce more than 4 million inkjet cartridges using recycling plastic from used HP cartridges. Since 1992, HP has reduced the average number of parts used in monochrome HP Laserjet print cartridges by 25 per cent and reduced the number of plastic resin types by 51 per cent.
Since HP began recycling Laserjet cartridges in 1991 and inkjet cartridges in 1997, millions of pounds of material have been recycled.
Save ink Cartridges to help Plant Trees
The Quinnipiac University Entrepreneur Success Team, is launching a new fundraiser to raise money for their organization and help the environment.
QUEST is asking those wishing to aid in this admirable cause to donate their old cell phones and ink cartridges.
Franke introduced the idea to the members of QUEST, and they agreed that THINKGREEN would be ideal for a new fundraiser. "All of the members were very excited to have a fundraiser that not only helped the club, but also the environment," Franke said.
Printer ink cartridges take an extremely long time to decompose and are therefore detrimental to the environment. This fundraiser will recycle the ink cartridges in hopes of taking a step towards saving the environment.
Staples Extends inkjet Recycling Program
An inkjet cartridge recycling program that has raised nearly $800 for the NSEA Children’s Fund will be extended through the end of the year.
The NEA Foundation and Staples, Inc., recycling program raised more than $460,000 nationwide and $790 in Nebraska in less than five months.
The Staples Recycle for Education Program provides a $1 donation to local education programs -- like the Children’s Fund -- when an empty cartridge is dropped in a recycling bin at any of Staples’ 1,100 stores nationwide. The NEA Foundation believes the program provides a meaningful and easy way for educators and others to recycle.
The drive kicked off in July 2003. Staples recycles more than 1.8 million inkjet and toner cartridges annually.
According to industry statistics, 80 percent of inkjet cartridges are thrown in the trash, where it’s expected they would remain in the waste stream for centuries.
Staples has been praised by environmental groups for its industry-leading paper procurement policy, and the 2,100 post-consumer-waste recycled content products sold at its stores.
The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) was created by the members of the National Education Association (NEA) in 1969, and is sustained by their continuing support.
Printer Cartridge Out of Ink | Recycle
55.6 percent of American consumers throw out their empty printer cartridges instead of recycling them, a Harris Interactive poll released today shows. Those cartridges add more than 40 million pounds of unnecessary waste to our nation's landfills. The cartridges take more than 1,000 years to decompose.
"Most consumers are unaware their used printer cartridges can easily be refilled and reused," said Phillip L. Theodore, executive vice president for Nu-kote. "It's an education process. Many people understand the need to recycle paper, aluminum and plastic. They shop for products made from recycled content. We want them to know they can also turn in their empty printer cartridges and shop for a replacement that has been 'remanufactured,' completing the life cycle of the product."
The study, conducted by Harris Interactive with a random sample of 2,079 adults, revealed 55.6 percent of Americans toss their inkjet printer cartridges in the garbage rather than returning or recycling them so they can be refilled and reused.
Almost all printer cartridges can be easily returned for reuse, with options ranging from city collection facilities to drop-off bins at local retailers. Empty cartridges are then shipped to companies that remanufacture the cartridges -- refreshing them with new ink -- and sell them. Most retailers that carry printer cartridges offer remanufactured versions, which are compatible with major-brand printers, and according to research, they perform as well as new brand-name products.
Recent research by the Rochester Institute of Technology, released in November 2004, found remanufactured printer cartridges provide the same print quality and page output as new cartridges.
"This is good information to have during the holiday shopping season," said Theodore. "If you have a new printer or a new digital camera, you'll soon need a replacement inkjet cartridge. Consumers can feel good about having more choices when it comes to finding a less expensive, environmentally friendly replacement that will perform just as well as the one supplied with the printer."
Recycle Empty Printer Ink - Earth Day 2006
We applaud Staples for their recycling initiative! InkCanada pays up to $4.00 for each empty cartridge and is available to residents in Canada as well as the US.
Staples the Office Superstore, LLC, an affiliate of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world's largest office products company, along with Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin, today launched a nationwide cartridge recycling competition. The Staples $25,000 Cartridge Chase challenges students to form teams and collect empty ink and toner cartridges through March 1, 2006. The teams will receive $1.00 for each eligible cartridge recycled and the team that collects the most empty cartridges wins on Earth Day 2006.
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Refilling Recycled Inket Printer Cartridges
For most people, refilling makes good sense, but there are a few things to be aware of:
Make sure the refill kit is for your printer model. Different printers use different technologies for putting the ink on the paper. If the wrong type of ink is used, it can degrade the output or possibly damage the printer.
While some commercial inkjets use oil-based inks, virtually all desktop inkjets for home or office use have water-based ink. The exact ink composition varies greatly between manufacturers. For example, thermal bubble inkjets need ink that is stable at higher temperatures than piezoelectric printers.
Most manufacturers require that you use only their approved ink. Refill kits normally will void your warranty.
While you can refill cartridges, be very careful of the ones that have the print head built into the cartridge. You do not want to refill these more than two or three times, or the print head will begin to deteriorate and could damage your printer.
HP Photosmart 8250 Printer Inkjet Review
Even a quick glance at the HP Photosmart 8250 ($199.99 direct) makes it clear that this is a photo printer first. If the PictBridge connector for cameras and the slots for memory cards don't give it away, the 2.5-inch color LCD for previewing photos or video frames on memory cards certainly will.Yet despite the obvious photo-centric features and the noteworthy photo speed and quality, the 8250 also handles text and graphics well, truly making it an all-purpose printer, and our Editors' Choice.