Did you know that throwing your empty printer cartridges in the bin is not an environmentally friendly practice? Printer ink cartridges are made of complex components and as such, are not able to be recycled or disposed of safely, unlike other traditional waste materials.
The infographic below illustrates the hazards that printer cartridges potentially pose to the environment if disposed of improperly. Thankfully, organisations including have spearheaded recycling programs such as ‘Cartridges for Planet Ark’, which works with corporate organisations and ink cartridge manufacturers on sustainable ways to recycle used cartridges.
One such organisation Planet Ark is working with is Cartridges Direct – an online printer cartridge manufacturer who is passionate about spreading the word on the importance of recycle printer cartridges after use. to read more about the benefits of recycling your printer cartridges, and what happens during the process of recycling.
Image from this post’s sponsor, Cartridges Direct.