Why Recycle Your Toner Cartridges?
You may think it’s just another cost to your business/organisation and not an area you need to focus on.
You are incorrect. Your cartridges need to be recycled for a reason.
Any laser toner consumable that contains toner/ink powder is classed as hazardous waste and is therefore dangerous when left to decompose in the environment. The plastic that toner cartridges are made from is also a danger for our planet, as some cartridges can take over 1,000 years to degrade, while some won’t degrade at all.
During this time, dangerous toxins and chemicals are produced which contribute to some serious health issues for humans, plants and wildlife.
But that’s not all!
Figures, Facts and Stats
Choosing to recycle your toner cartridges, saves vital limited resources in the form of both oil and energy. Roughly 3.4 Litres of oil is burned during the production of a new toner cartridge – that’s per individual cartridge!
Over 65 million cartridges are sold in the UK every single year and that number is increasing. With only 15% of these being recycled in accordance with waste regulations. The rest are sadly sent to landfill, therefore wasting plenty of potential for remanufacturing, and instead being replaced on the market with brand new cartridges. When you purchase a poor quality cartridge, the parts of that cartridge often cannot be recycled and it becomes a single use plastic. Our WEEE recycling programme follows the correct procedures as we treat your waste at our Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) in the UK.
The Government has now made it a legal requirement for all WEEE waste including toner/ink cartridges to be tracked and disposed of correctly. This means that you are liable for the correct recycling of your cartridges. Failure to do so will result in legal implications and large fines. When you choose to recycle with us, you can relax as we correctly dispose of your waste and reuse the cartridges/components that we can. You will also receive the correct documentation including your waste transfer note once your waste has been processed. It really is that simple!
Green Agenda aims to provide you with a service which enables you to not only be fully compliant, but also avoid sending your cartridges to landfill.
We treat all of your waste correctly and utilise waste cartridges so that they can be remanufactured and used again.
We would like to help you to significantly reduce your environmental impact and save you from any issues associated with companies who don’t recycle correctly.
Together, we can contribute to the solution, not the problem. What are you waiting for?