Think Green: The Case for Recycling (and Selling) Your Unwanted Ink and Toner Cartridges

No doubt you’ve come across an ink cartridge or two when spring cleaning your home or office. Maybe you or your office manager went a bit overboard and bought too much ink in bulk. Maybe you upgraded to a new printer that uses a different brand or size of cartridges. Either way, now you’re not using the ink and you could really use the drawer space for other things. You’re not alone.

Over 65 million ink-using machines saturate the world marketplace today, and Americans alone use hundreds of millions of ink and toner cartridges every year. Even in an increasingly paperless world, that’s still a lot of ink that gets used. But here’s the kicker: Roughly 25% of those machines are replaced by newer models and better technology each year. That renders a lot of cartridges obsolete.

So what happens to all of that unused ink? Sadly, much of it – around 70%, in fact – ends up in landfills. Many people don’t realize how harmful ink can be to the environment. The plastic used in toner cartridges can take up to 1,000 years to degrade. And toner ink is considered hazardous waste, with black toner labeled as a carcinogen. Think of the horrific collateral damage that can cause.

But there’s a solution, even for your used and empty cartridges. Before you start throwing used and unused containers into the wastebasket willy-nilly, consider the smarter, environmentally-friendly alternatives. Ink and toner cartridges are almost 97% recyclable. In fact, for every 100,000 cartridges that are recycled, we can save the earth from having to degrade 9.5 tons of aluminum, 40 tons of plastic, and 1 million liters of oil.

We buy your unused ink and recycle used and empty cartridges.

You have several options when it comes to disposing of used and unused ink and toner cartridges. Why not do the responsible thing? Give Mother Earth a break and earn some money while doing it. We’ll buy your unused ink at competitive prices. As the holidays approach, who couldn’t use the extra cash? And instead of discarding or returning used and empty cartridges like many other companies, we’ll recycle the materials. Visit selltoner.com or call us today to find out what we can do for you.

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