Why Recycle Your Toner Cartridges?
Besides the legal implications of non-compliance, why should you bother to recycle your toner cartridges? After all, it’s just another cost that negatively affects your bottom line, right? Wrong!
Your cartridges need to be recycled for a reason. Any laser toner consumable that contains toner 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.
Figures, Facts and Stats
Recycling your toner cartridges to be remanufactured, therefore saving vital limited resources in the form of oil and energy. Roughly 3.4 Litres of oil is burned during the production of a new toner cartridge – per individual cartridge! Remanufactured cartridges can also be remanufactured up to four times, potentially saving a lot of resources.
Bear in mind that Over 65 million cartridges are sold in the UK alone every single year, while only 15% of these are actually recycled in accordance with waste regulations. The rest are sent to landfill, therefore wasting plenty of potential for remanufacturing, and instead being replaced on the market with brand new cartridges.
Unfortunately, the majority of toner cartridges continue to be sent to UK landfills as well as rubbish sites overseas, taking centuries to decompose, damaging the enrivonment and wasting valuable resources.
Green Agenda aim 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 as an incredibly valuable resource and provide our sister company with all waste cartridges so that they may be remanufactured and used again. As a Partner, we’d like to help you to significantly reduce your environmental impact and prevent any of the issues associated with companies who don’t recycle correctly.
Together, we can contribute to the solution, not the problem.