Why Recycle

  • 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 litres of oil are required to produce each new laser printer cartridge and 90 ml of oil is used to produce each inkjet cartridge
  • Each discarded empty laser printer cartridge adds approximately three pounds of waste to our landfills
  • The plastic used in a typical cartridge is made of engineering grade polymers and is expected to take up to 1000 years to decompose
  • More than 30 million inkjet cartridges are dumped each year in the UK (1800 tonnes) - the same weight as 18 Blue Whales
  • Industry analysts estimate a spent cartridge can be reused or remanufactured between 3 to 7 times - every cartridge remanufactured is one fewer going directly to the landfill
  • 20-30% of all cartridges sold worldwide are re manufactured