When you think of office recycling, paper is probably the first consumable that comes to mind. It’s beneficial to the environment to recycle paper, but you may be missing an important part of your office recycling. Did you know that you can recycle your toner cartridges and that it’s easy to do?

How to Recycle Your Toner Cartridges

Toner cartridges are made of plastic, a petroleum-based product that can take thousands of years to decompose. Imagine! Your split-second, casual decision to throw away a toner cartridge has an impact for more than a thousand years!

Despite the ease of recycling cartridges, many of them end up in landfills. You can do your part to stop this by recycling your own toner cartridges.

Here are a few facts about toner cartridges that may surprise you.

  • Ink cartridge manufacturing requires oil and a lot of it. Every new inkjet cartridge requires 3.5 ounces of oil to produce.
  • Remanufactured or recycled ink cartridges are available, and they’re as high-quality as new ones.
  • The average ink cartridge takes 3 pounds of resources to manufacture.

Convinced to recycle yet? The good news is that it’s easy to do. Capital Business Systems has a simple process in place to help you recycle your used toner cartridges. We even provide diagrams and manufacturer-specific information, and can facilitate some of the process for you.

At the end of the day, our businesses impact the world around of us. To leave the world a better place for future generations, we have to take control of our environmental footprint. This is just one simple way you can make a big difference for tomorrow. We here at Capital Business Systems are proud to partner with sustainable, green companies throughout Denver and the surrounding area.