Cartridge World’s Fight Against 350 Million Printer Cartridges Ending up in Landfills

Thursday June 9, 2016

Considering how ubiquitous printing has become, it’s easy to forget what goes into the process. Every year, more than 350 million printer cartridges are thrown away in landfills in North America on an annual basis. On a global scale, 70 percent of empty cartridges make their way into the trash bin.

It’s easy to see how this has the potential to have a major impact on the environment without counterstrategies to reduce the amount of refuse in landfills around the globe. However, businesses are innovating and pushing the frontiers of renewables and recycling – and Cartridge World is one of the global leaders.

Why Recycling Printer Cartridges Matters

From both a business and environmental perspective, remanufacturing and recycling printer cartridges is a smart decision. On average, laser printer cartridges can be remanufactured 3 – 4 times before discarding them. By doing so, business owners and consumers have the chance to prevent up to two pounds of waste from ending up in landfills.

Financially speaking, businesses that partner with Cartridge World are able to save upwards of 30 percent on product costs by having their printer cartridges remanufactured. Peter Lim, operations manager at Cartridge World, explained that franchisees accept old printer cartridges, clean and test them and fill them with ink or toner, according to customer’s needs. Customers can either come in to get the recycled or remanufactured cartridges or franchisees will deliver them to their place of business or residence.

Building on a Strong Portfolio

In addition to its printer cartridge remanufacturing and recycling, Cartridge World has launched the No-Cost Printer Lease program. Whether you’re a school, non-profit organization or business looking to save on printing costs and reduce your carbon footprint, this program helps you achieve a variety of business objectives. Cartridge World supplies the printing technology, cartridges, paper, maintenance and recycling – allowing you to focus on your priorities.

By signing up for the program business owners and other organizations can save 20 – 30 percent on their printing costs, which can translate to hundreds or even thousands of dollars over the course of the year.

Focused on Innovation

Building pathways toward a greener future is one of the core principles that guides Cartridge World’s mission.

Both programs – printer cartridge recycling and remanufacturing, as well as no-cost printer leasing – showcases the forward progress that Cartridge World is making in providing solutions for businesses and consumers that add convenience and shrink your carbon footprint. Additionally, this has the potential to lighten the financial strain on printing and overall operating costs for thousands of people and businesses.