Every year, millions of printer cartridges needlessly end up in landfill. At Cartridge World, we are doing everything we can to reduce that impact. We provide an alternative so that customers like you can opt for printer cartridges which support sustainable development for our planet’s precious resources.

Recycle facts

Here are some reasons to recharge your cartridges at Cartridge World:

Printer Cartridge Volumes, Worldwide In 2008, 1.9 billion printer cartridges used worldwide. In 2008, 450,000 tons of cartridges used worldwide.If stacked end-to-end, all of the printer cartridges used in 2008 would measure 140,000 miles. That’s more than 5 and a half times around the world.

Laser printer cartridges account for over 90% of all throw-away cartridges. A laser cartridge thrown into landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose. Every cartridge refilled is one less cartridge going to landfill – and that’s a choice you can feel proud of. Share this message with a colleague and/or friend – spread the word.

Environmental Facts/ Figures – Worldwide/US

Each empty laser cartridge contributes about 2.5 pounds (0.48kg) in landfill waste.
Source: The Recycler, April, 24, 2007. http://www.therecycler.com/viewarticle.asp?article=1255

Each inkjet cartridge contributes about 1 ounce (0.012kg) in landfill waste.
Source: Clover Technologies Group – White Paper – Remanufacturing, The Best Solution for the Environment

Each discarded laser cartridge adds approximately 2.5 pounds (0.48kg) of metal and plastic waste to our landfills.
Source: International Imaging Technology Council, http://www.consumerchoice.info/faq.htm, October 2008

Each cartridge can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.
Source: International Imaging Technology Councilhttp://www.consumerchoice.info/faq.htm, October 2008

The plastic in each new laser toner cartridge takes three and a half quarts (approx. 15.91 liters) of oil to produce while each new inkjet cartridge requires two and a half ounces (~ 70 ml) of oil.
Source: Recharger Magazine (no further info)