Printing is a cornerstone in the business world; from documents to presentations to budget sheets, paper and ink is a way of life. But this reality can present dangerous consequences for the environment. Every year, the number of ink cartridges thrown away is astonishing: 375 million cartridges make their way to landfills or incinerators. Think about this staggering number. It adds up to:

  • 1,000,000 cartridges every day
  • That’s 11 cartridges per second!
  • If you lined them up in a row, they would circle the earth more than three times

The waste is astounding, especially considering how simple and effective reusing and recycling ink cartridges can be. The reality is that many companies don’t know that cartridges are easy to reuse and recycle when they choose the right partners. Sadly, this means that around 70% of all ink cartridges and 50% of all toner cartridges end up in landfills.

Recycle Your Cartridges with Capital Business Systems

Recycling printer cartridges is simple when you work with an experienced team of experts. Every year, over 40,000 tons of cartridges are recycled, saving plastic and metal from overflowing landfills. For companies invested in their global citizenry, cartridge recycling is synonymous with green business.

Capital Business Systems is committed to helping clients reduce their environmental impact. That’s why we have a number of resources available to aid your recycling efforts. Our easy-to-use Cartridge Recycling Diagram shows you what actions to take based on your printer’s brand and type. We can even take some types of cartridges back from you directly for free. You can download pre-paid shipping labels to send your cartridges in for free or even request a pallet to recycle 300 or more cartridges. For full instructions reference our cartridge recycling information sheet.

The Benefits of Recycling

Green business is an increasingly popular concept with forward-thinking business leaders. Recycling your printer cartridges moves you closer to your environmental responsibility goals in many ways, including:

  • You reduce air and water pollutions/emissions: Landfilling, incineration, and/or producing new cartridges all take a toll on the environment.
  • You save our natural resources: When fewer raw materials are needed, you conserve water, wood, oil, and minerals.
  • You save energy: Manufacturing and shipping new cartridges drain power.

Help conserve the environment for future generations. Contact Capital Business Systems today!