Have you ever wondered where those empty inkjets go when they are out of ink? Most consumers throw away their empty ink cartridges when they have to replace them. It is important to understand that when an ink cartridge is ready to be replaced, a small portion of ink is still left inside. The printer cartridges that you’re used to throwing away still have many poisonous chemicals inside them.
Over 350 million ink cartridges are thrown away every year adding to our nation’s landfills. That is approximately 30 million per month, and almost 1 million per day! When you break it down, you can see how much empty ink is accumulating. This is a worldwide issue. The average print cartridge contains dangerous plastics and polymers that can take 500 to 1000 years to decompose! These chemicals accumulate over time and show up on our lands and in our water. However, there is a way to help reduce the amount of ink cartridges thrown away.
For over 2 years, InkRecycling.org has been helping reduce these harmful pollutants from reaching our landfills while raising money for schools, businesses, and the average consumer. Become part of the InkRecycling.org family and you can raise money for your cause and help the environment at the same time. By joining our program, you are participating in a world wide effort to help rid the earth of these harmful pollutants.
InkRecycling.org has been conscious of the amount of harm that these empty cartridges are having on our environment. We created this movement to combat the amount of empty ink cartridges stacking up in our landfills. With our program we are able to give back to the community while encouraging everyone to start recycling ink cartridges.
You're seeing the effects of ink cartridges if they are not recycled properly. Unfortunately, the chemicals in inkjet cartridges have been known to cause serious illness, or in some cases- death. If we don’t continue to spread the word about inkjet recycling, people will be exposed to these dangerous chemicals in our landfills…
Yes! We encourage schools to promote recycling. Please send an email to [email protected] and we will feature your organization on our map. We will even post pictures and add a link to your website!
You're not seeing enough people doing anything about it! Here at InkRecycling.org, we are dedicated to recycle every ink cartridge we come across. It is important for us to be able to keep these harmful ink cartridges out of our landfills.
We thought it would be really cool to show off cities that are recycling ink cartridges. The map is also a reminder to show that this is a nationwide issue, and here are a few cities that are taking advantage of our program.Check it out!