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Keep Your Office Green & Recycle Ink Cartridges

By Simon Williams
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October 7, 2016

All businesses need to make a conscious effort to reduce the negative impact their work practices have on the environment. Nowadays, the importance of having an effective green policy in place cannot be ignored. Not only is it morally correct, but it is something that your customers expect and thus it will have an influence on your brand image. One way to keep your office green is to recycle ink cartridges rather than throw them away.

Cartridge Recycling

KEEP YOUR OFFICE GREEN & RECYCLE INK CARTRIDGES

All businesses need to make a conscious effort to reduce the negative impact their work practices have on the environment. Nowadays, the importance of having an effective green policy in place cannot be ignored. Not only is it morally correct, but it is something that your customers expect and thus it will have an influence on your brand image. One way to keep your office green is to recycle ink cartridges rather than throw them away.

 

THE DAMAGE

Every year, more than 350 million cartridges are thrown out to landfills, causing significant damage to the environment. In Australia, we are responsible for more than 18 million printer cartridges that end up in landfills. When you consider all of the materials used are recyclable, including oil, copper, aluminium, and PET plastic, this figure seems incredibly high. Not only does throwing these cartridges away represent a huge amount of waste of raw materials and fossil fuels, but a lot of the materials, such as plastic, take hundreds and hundreds of years to degenerate.

 

The knock-on effects of this can be devastating. As materials are not biodegradable, it has a detrimental impact on the surrounding ecosystem. Moreover, ink cartridges can poison the soil and contaminate water. Animals also suffer, as wildlife mistake the plastic for food. As time goes on, this will only get worse and worse. By making one simple change and recycling your ink cartridges instead of throwing them away, you can make a huge difference and keep your office green.


 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Recycling ink cartridges is a lot easier than you may think. When you opt for Original Printer Cartridges, the manufacturers pay for the recycling of their products. On the other hand generic cartridge producers take no responsibility whatsoever for their products and have no concerns for the environmental damage their products cause. There are plenty of different ways for you to recycle your ink cartridges, making the process much more straightforward. Across the country, there are many programs to make the most of, as well as over 3,000 public drop offs, allowing you to dispose of your cartridges safely. If you purchase from Cartridges Direct, you will soon be able to take advantage of our free recycling satchels with postage already paid for.

 

WHY YOU NEED TO RECYCLE INK CARTRIDGES

The environmental benefits of being responsible when an ink cartridge reaches the end of its life are extensive. Of course, you will free up vital landfill space, and you will conserve natural resources too. If you throw your cartridges in the bin, we will have to tap into our reserve of natural resources, and this will soon become a huge problem.

You also need to consider your business and your corporate identity. If you do not recycle your cartridges, you will be viewed as an irresponsible business. As consumers are becoming more savvy towards being environmentally friendly, they don’t take kindly to businesses that do not respect the environment. If you demonstrate environmental responsibility, you will align yourself with your customers’ wishes, as they are increasingly taking environmental impact into account, and you will boost your corporate identity.

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