Millions of empty ink toner cartridges end up in landfill sites or get incinerated each year, contributing to the pollution of the environment and a worsening global problem.
Approximately 70% of all ink cartridges and 50% of all toner cartridges are not recycled. The plastics used in printer cartridges are not bio-degradable, the polymer used in the manufacture of cartridges has a very slow decomposing rate of between 450 to 1000 years, depending on the cartridges type.
In addition to saving the planet, recycling saves you money. If you are a company, home, or school doing a lot of printing, replacing your ink cartridges can be an expensive process. Refilling the cartridges you already have instead of replacing them with new ones is an effective way of cutting costs.