Green business makes sense for a lot of reasons: you’re investing in the world around you, saving valuable resources, and conserving cash. However, many companies are still throwing away one item that is important to recycle: toner and ink cartridges.

Cartridges are easy to recycle, but people often aren’t aware of how to do it. They’re also unaware of the high impact cartridges have on the environment. With Capital Business Systems, it’s fast and easy to recycle your cartridges. We believe in a greener earth, so we’ve outlined exactly how cartridge recycling works. Visit our Cartridge Recycling page to learn how to recycle your cartridges and read on to learn why you should.

Why Recycle Cartridges?

Why not just toss used printer cartridges in the trash? After all, it seems to be a lot easier.

Inkjet and toner cartridges are made of plastic, a petroleum-based product that can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. Think of it! Your split-second decision to throw away a cartridge means that material will sit in a landfill for generations after you’re gone.

Recycling cartridges is simple and fast. And it just makes sense — the same plastic can be reused to make other cartridges or new products.

Here are a few surprising facts about cartridges:

  • Each new cartridge is made up of three pounds of raw material. Recycling significantly reduces this drain on resources.
  • 3.5 ounces of oil are used in the production of every cartridge. Imagine the fossil fuel saved by recycling.
  • Recycled cartridges are every bit as good as new ones and are often offered at cheaper prices because they are cheaper for the manufacturer.

Learn more about recycling your printer cartridges by contacting Capital Business Systems.