WHY RECYCLING YOUR TONER CARTRIDGES IS GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY
Were you aware that nearly 70% of toner cartridges are tossed into the trash? The inevitable next step in the trash-can saga leads straight to the landfill. That’s not only unfortunate; it’s completely unnecessary. Here’s what your company can do to be a part of the solution rather than the problem.
WHY RECYCLING MATTERS
Office equipment like multifunction systems and network printers consume a steady diet of toner cartridges. Tossing those empty cartridges in the dumpster delivers a toxic mixture of three and a half pounds of plastic, metal, and chemicals to landfills and ultimately, our community water supplies.
Even worse, experts predict the toxic soup from ink and toner cartridges will remain in the environment from 450 to as long as 1,000 years. That’s too bad because all but 3% of the components are recyclable.
A GREENER ALTERNATIVE
Many office equipment manufacturers have developed recycling programs that make it easy to go green, and it’s worth checking out their website to find out.
Another alternative is to use local recycling facilities. A quick search at earth911 will help you locate a recycling center or office supplier willing to take your spent toner cartridges. Just plug in the item you’d like to recycle (anything from newspapers and cell phones to toner cartridges) and enter your zip code for a comprehensive list of nearby recycling centers.
Another community-minded alternative is to find a local charity and donate your used office equipment and toner cartridges to them. They can turn in your donation for recycling and use the funds to further their cause. In this way, you’re helping a nonprofit organization and the environment at the same time.
It’s not hard to go green in the office, and when your customers take notice, they’ll appreciate your efforts. For more solutions to help your organization develop sustainable office practices, contact us at Abadan today!