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  1. Innah | Cheap Ink
    April 25, 2013

    It is important to find ways to keep the environment safe along with the evolving technology. Printing can leave a lot of eco-waste if the task will not be practiced correctly. It would be best to find alternative printing supplies that can still ensure high-quality print output minus the carbon footprint.


  2. snickerkid
    July 18, 2013

    We have been in the ink game for 10 years and believe that refilling Ink Cartridges is not only the cheapest way to go but is also the best way to go as far as the environment is concerned.


    • Rhys Brown
      May 10, 2016

      Still, using refills stills supports a lot of plastic waste doesn’t it. It reduces how much metals go to landfill, but still doesn’t solve or help the problem a whole lot. Is it better if the refilling process was conducted in stores, ie, you take the cartridge in for it to be refilled? I mean, you still have to go out and buy the refill’s or new cartridges anyway, why not go in and have them refilled. This would cut some packaging and extra costs and unnecessary waste wouldn’t it?

      Don’t mean to aim these questions at you directly, but just more food for thought. 😉


  3. Adrian Tolhurst
    January 24, 2014

    According to Ricoh, only 15% percent of toners and inks are actually recycled in the UK. This seems a scandalous amount, especially when considering the costs (both financially and environmentally).


  4. Daniel Schroeder
    February 14, 2014

    Many of these cartridges are sent to China where they end up on huge landfill sites, which are scavenged by children who then inhale the carcinogenic toner while they dissect the cartridges to find any metals/components that may be valuable.


  5. Kevin
    November 5, 2014

    snickerkid, I agree, recycle ink cartridge is better for the world. Less plastic waste for all.


  6. Dillwyen | Printer Cartridge Supplier
    October 8, 2015

    I have been in the printer industry for 18 years now and have been a printer cartridge manufacturer and supplier for 7 years. I feel that it is important to not just recycle the printer cartridges, but also make sure as a printer cartridge supplier to safely dispose of cartridges that can’t be used again. Every year we find about 13% cartridges that can’t be used again and those should be disposed of safely. It is important that generic cartridge remanufacturers comply to ISO 9001 which is all about product quality and ISO 14001 standards which is standards to protect the enviroment. I see to many fly by night operators in the industry. Those are the guys that really hurt the industry as they don’t know anything about safe disposal. In the end the cartridge that can’t be used ands up on the landfill.


    • Thomas Schueneman
      October 10, 2015

      Thanks for the great information.


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