Over 2/3rds of empty printer cartridges in the UK are simply thrown away instead of being recycled. A typical cartridge, with its plastics and electronics, will take up to 1,000 years to degrade in a landfill site.
This is a sorry state of affairs, and our services offer a simple way to counteract this. We hope you'll join us in our mission to improve the environment one cartridge at a time.
You can recycle your cartridges in many places, but Cartridges4Charity takes things a step further by reusing your empty cartridges instead of merely recycling them — that is, they are professionally cleaned and refilled to become 'new' refilled cartridges.
Refilling saves up to 2.5kg of CO2 compared to the manufacture of a cartridge from scratch, and helps people to find a cheaper alternative to the manufacturer's original cartridges.
By recycling your cartridges with us, and encouraging your friends to do the same, you'll help to offset the carbon footprint of your printing.