Why should you recycle your ink cartridges?

Everybody uses ink and toner cartridges, but not everybody recycles them.

Did you know …

  • More than 40 Million Ink Jet Cartridges and dumped each year in the UK alone.
  • More than 1.1 Billion Ink Jet Cartridges are used annually around the world. Laid end to end this would be 129 times as long as the Great Wall of China!
  • If you dispose of your Printer Cartridges in the bin they will take 1000 years to decompose.
  • Industry analysts estimate an empty ink cartridge can be reused or remanuactured up to 7 times and every cartridge remanufactured is one less item going directly to the landfill.
  • Laser printer cartridges (Toners) account for over 90% of all throw-away cartridges.
  • A Toner laser cartridge thrown into landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose.

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We can recycle most branded and compatible/remanufactured ink cartridges and most branded original toner cartridges. (Unfortunately we are unable to recycle any compatible or remanufactured toner cartridges) You can sign up using the below forms:

Schools – https://www.emptiesplease.com/schools-contact-form/

Business (For your own chosen charity / local school) – https://www.emptiesplease.com/business-sign-up-form/

Business (For our nominated charity) – https://www.emptiesplease.com/roy-castle-lung-cancer-foundation-sign-up-form/

Charity – https://www.emptiesplease.com/charity-sign-up-page/


If you would like any other information, please let us know, give us a call 0844 879 7179 or drop us an email on info@emptiesplease.com



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