If recycling were readily available in more areas of our lives, we’d probably recycle most of our broken or unneeded products and used containers, right? Unfortunately, without a recycling program, many offices throw out their empty printer cartridges, or let them pile up in the office.
While it’s easy to throw those empty cartridges away, it’s also hazardous to the environment. Ink and toner cartridges have toxic chemicals in them, and there’s often ink left even when the printer determines the ink is low. Plus, ink cartridges can last in a landfill for over 400 years!