24 million homes in the UK have a personal computer and 90% of those homes have printers. The average household uses 2-3 inkjet cartridges a year and many offices use large numbers of laser cartridges. Only 15% of the 65 million printer cartridges that are sold in the UK are recycled which means the rest end up in landfill sites and this is major bad news as the plastic used in a typical cartridge is made of engineering grade polymers and is expected to take up to 1000 years to decompose!
Recycling printer cartridges really is worthwhile as cartridges can be expensive and remanufactured printer cartridges can cost as little as 10% of what original cartridges do. By lessening the amount of cartridges ending up in landfill sites, you are being kinder to the environment too.
CTR Europe collects a multitude of items for recycling. Not only will they collect your used inkjet and laser cartridges, their service also covers the safe disposal of phones, tablets, music devices as well as Data Wiping and destruction.
One of their dedicated advisors can guide you on your road to recycling, covering questions on packaging, how to request collection, overseeing your shipment and even their buyback service.
CTR Europe incentives include:
- Free collection service available
- Buyback scheme in which you can opt for generated money to be donated to your choice of charity
- Recycle phones, tablets and office furniture, as well as printer cartridges
RecyclingBox operate a zero to landfill policy and are committed to recycling and remanufacturing your used cartridges. Simply order a recycling box, arrange for collection, and they’ll do the rest!
Unlike other service providers, Recycling Box will recycle all types of Inkjet and Toner cartridges, as they realise the importance this has on the environment. The cartridges are either sent to the European Business products (EBP) to be remanufactured, or broken down to their components and recycled.
Recycling Box incentives include:
- Low cost boxes and collection
- Recycle and remanufacture all types of inkjet and toner cartridges
- Knowing your recycled goods are helping to donate over £6,000,000 to charities