1000 Flowers for the Planet - #273 Recycle Ink Cartridges
Just as with photocopier cartridges, recycling ink cartridges, such as those in your domestic printer, will help reduce the amount of stuff going to landfill, will recover resources, save water and energy and reduce carbon emissions. Apparently 1.1 billion inkjet cartridges are used around the world every year (quoted with caution as the website isn’t dated). The same site states that 300 million cartridges are thrown away each year i.e. not recycled. These go into landfill. They take about 1,000 years to biodegrade. So it’s a much better option to recycle every one of them. It’s easy to find somewhere nearby where they are collected for recycling – all you have to do is make the effort. We don’t really want all those chemicals in our environment. Think before you toss. Recycle instead.