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Reasons you Shouldn’t Throw Away your Used Ink Cartridges

The conversation on recycling has been going on for many years, but even now, it can be difficult for you to know what is recyclable and what isn’t. We’ve encountered a lot of confusion when it comes to recycling ink and toner cartridges. Ink and toner cartridges are recyclable, even though they’re made of plastic. Here at Trade Your Toner, we specialise in the recycling of used ink cartridges, offering our customers an easy way to get rid of their cartridges without sending them to the landfill sites.

Why Should you Recycle Ink Cartridges?

Uses up Fewer Natural Resources

On our planet, there are only a limited number of resources available, which is why it’s important that we’re careful with what we’re doing with what we have. No matter how big or small your cartridges might be, the creation process uses up a lot of natural resources. So when you choose to recycle the used ink cartridges, you ensure that less plastic needs to be produced, using up less oil, fossil fuels and the metals that are often used in their creation. Using fewer natural resources is a great way for you to help look after the planet in one simple way. 

Creates Less Pollution

When you throw a cartridge away it will either end up in a landfill site or an incinerator. This means that they’re either going to be left in the ground for thousands of years or it’s going to be burnt; neither of which is a great solution. Throwing plastic cartridges into a landfill will contaminate the surrounding soil. It’s important to remember that no matter how much your printer might tell you to the contrary, there will almost always be some ink left in the cartridge. This will lead to the contamination of the soil, causing lots of problems in the future. 

Cartridges can be sent to the incinerator, which isn’t ideal because it gives off gases and pollutants that can contribute to smog . This can be really problematic because it causes respiratory problems and other health problems for individuals. On the whole, it contributes to climate change, which isn’t the best choice for the future. Avoiding this issue by choosing to recycle your ink cartridges can help to look after the environment and keep our generations and future generations safe from the polluting effect.

Less Energy is Used

Refilling old ink cartridges consumes significantly less energy than you use when you’re starting from scratch. In fact, it uses 80% less energy as well as a lot less oil and plastic. This again has a positive effect on the environment, causing less harm to our habitat and allowing for longevity with global energy usage. 

The only thing that concerns many of our customers is that recycling is inconvenient. In the past, this might have been true because recycling has often required driving to a centre or paying for delivery. But we’ve looked to change that with Trade Your Toner. We want it to be easy to recycle your cartridges with our services, which is why we’ll pick up your cartridges for you.

If you have any questions about our services or to receive a quote from our team, then feel free to call our customer service team today on 01223 756442. We look forward to hearing from you.

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