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Did you know....?

  • The digital revolution and technology boom of the past decade has created a 155 billion dollar global printer and consumable supplies market. From large student papers and reports, to full color processing, students and businesses are printing and consuming ink and laser supplies at a record pace.
  • This year alone over 1.3 billion inkjet and laser cartridges will be consumed. The amount from student bodies on college & universities campuses is astonishing! Approximately 75% of these consumed will end up being thrown in the trash when empty. That's almost 1 billion empty cartridges consuming landfill space about the size of a small city.

  • It takes about three ounces of oil to make a new cartridge. Recycling helps lower this cost to a considerable degree.
  • In North America, more than 40,000 tons of plastic and metal is saved from landfills annually as a result of cartridge recycling. For every 100,000 used cartridges recycled, we can save 9599 kilograms of aluminum, 40 tons of plastic, and 1,000,000 liters of oil.
  • It is estimated that cell phones are discarded after 18 months of use. Cell phones contains many toxic substances that pose a major threat to public environment health.

"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"