Some facts about waste in our industry
Every year millions of empty printer cartridges are needlessly thrown away into landfill sites.
If the empty cartridges the people of the world throw away each year were stacked end to end they would be able to circle the earth – that’s over 38,400 kilometers!
More than 1.1 billion inkjet cartridges are used annually around the world – laid end to end this would be 129 times as long as the great wall of China.
Approximately 3.5 liters of oil are required to produce each new laser printer cartridge and 90 ml of oil is used to produce each inkjet cartridge. That’s nearly 10 million liters of oil used to produce the worlds inkjet cartridges per year alone.
The plastic used in a typical cartridge is made of engineering grade polymers and is expected to take up to 1000 years to decompose
How we make a difference at the cartridge expert
We would like to think that every aspect of our business operates in a manner that has a positive effect on the environment.
90% of the inkjet cartridges that we supply are refilled or remanufactured cartridges.
Although a small percentage of our laser cartridges are remanufactured, we do offer a collection and recycling service for business customers which ensures their empty cartridges are not ending up in landfills.
We recycle all our own waste with the help of Greenstar.