For more than 20 years Cartridge World has done its part in helping the environment

Sensible managed print services like the ones we offer help business sustainability by lessening paper waste and optimizing office printers. This includes reducing:

  • Paper waste by 25 percent
  • Energy use by 20-40 percent

A majority of Cartridge World toner and cartridges are recycled, and we provide a recycling program with our partnership with Environmental Office Solutions. Ask your local Cartridge World partner about recycling.

This means that each day we recycle more than 200 pounds of plastic, amounting to 40 tons of cartridges* a year that doesn’t end up in landfills.

*Based on internal data from GPC provider of remanufactured cartridges

The environmental impact of printer cartridges
  • Galon of oil per cartridgeIt takes one gallon of oil to make a new laser cartridge.
  • Thrown out cartridges - 70%About 70% of used printer cartridges are currently being thrown out.
  • Recycle with CartridgeWorldOver 75% of waste is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.
  • Long decomposing periodA laser cartridge thrown into a landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose - some components take over 1,000 years.
  • Cartridge circle is over three timesIn one year, if the world’s discarded cartridges were stacked end-to-end, they would circle the earth over three times.

Join us in the fight to recycle and contact your local Cartridge World store today!

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