More Disturbing Ink Information

  • Inky EarthThere are more than 350 million cartridges thrown away every year in the United States.
  • Recycling your toner cartridges decreases the amount of plastic, aluminum, rubber, and steel that goes to landfills each year.
  • About a gallon of oil is burned to make a one new toner cartridge.
  • A used cartridge can be remanufactured up to 4 times saving up to 3 quarts of fuel each time.
  • It is estimated that 100 million laser printer cartridges and 400 million ink jet printer cartridges are produced each year.
  • Remanufacturing these 500 million cartridges will save an estimated 4 million cubic feet of landfill space.
  • In the next seven years, if all laser and inkjet cartridges are saved from landfills, a bridge can be built from the Earth to the Moon – 223,000 miles.
  • The Plastic used in a typical cartridge is made of engineering-grade polymers and takes at least 1,000 years to decompose.

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