Print Green with Cartridge World
At Cartridge World, our daily business is dedicated to saving consumers, businesses and the planet. In North America alone, over 350 million cartridges each year are discarded in landfills.
Many people do not even realize the impact cartridges have on the environment. Cartridge World provides an alternative solution that is both earth-friendly and cost-effective.
The Environmental Impact of Printer Cartridges
- It takes one gallon of oil to make a new laser cartridge
- Nearly eight cartridges are thrown away per second in the United States alone
- About 70 percent of used printer cartridges are currently being thrown out
- Over 75 percent of waste is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30 percent of it
- A laser cartridge thrown into a landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose…some components take over 1,000 years
- In one year, if the world’s discarded cartridges were stacked end-to-end, they would circle the earth over three times
Refill, Not Landfill®
Independent studies have shown the carbon footprint of a refilled laser cartridge is up to one third less than that of a new cartridge.
To help customers reduce their carbon footprint, Cartridge World offers simple recycling programs for businesses, schools and local organizations.
Paper and Paperboard Products Offer the Greatest Opportunity to Recycle*
- Paper accounts for more than one third of all recyclables collected in the United States, by weight
- Nearly 71 million tons of paper and paperboard products are used in the United States each year
- Each year, more than 2 billion books, 350 million magazines and 24 billion newspapers are published
- About 33 percent of papermaking materials come from recycled paper
- The average person generates 4.5 pounds of trash every day - about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year
Do Your Part Today
Every single cartridge saved from a landfill can make a difference. Bring any used cartridges to your local Cartridge World store, and help protect our environment.
When choosing Cartridge World as your printer cartridge supplier, you partner with a company that takes environmental awareness very seriously. Join us in the fight to recycle today – you’ll be glad you did!
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