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We need your old inkjet and
laser cartridges to help you
Cartridge Island specialises in
giving a second life to used ink
We strive for the maximum environmental benefit by
keeping cartridges 'alive'
Cartridge Island is fully aware of the impact that throwing away empty cartridges has on the environment. This is why we not only like to emphasise the money saving benefits of recycling your cartridges with Cartridge Island but also aim to highlight the positive impact cartridge recycling has on the environment.
Did you know?
• The plastic used in a typical cartridge is made of engineering grade polymers and takes at least 1000 years to decompose (Recharger Magazine 08/02)
• Worldwide - every year more than 1 billion ink cartridges are used – most are thrown away (www.recycling.com 2004)
• Over more than 30 million inkjet cartridges are dumped each year in the UK alone (Recharger Magazine 02/03)
• 90ml of oil is used to produce each inkjet cartridge (Recycler Magazine 05/03)
• Roughly 3.5 litres of oil are needed to make one new laser cartridge (Recycler Magazine 05/03)
• Half a gallon of oil is conserved for every laser cartridge returned (Note – Oil is a non renewable fossil fuel which cannot be remade) (Recharger Magazine 02/04)
• Carbon based gas is a major cause of global warming. Inkjet cartridge recycling helps reduce carbon emissions as well as to conserve resources and reduce waste (Recharger Magazine 02/03)
• Stacked end to end, cartridges thrown away in one year would cover a distance of over 24,000 miles (enough to circle the earth) (Recharger Magazine 08/02)
• A significant part of cartridges are made up of plastic and it is estimated that 4% of oil is produced annually across the globe is used as a raw material for production of plastics – therefore the reuse of cartridges signifies a considerable gain for the environment (Recycler Magazine 09/03)
How can you help to recycle? Bring your empties to Cartridge Island to be refilled!
However, if you do not want to recycle your empty printer cartridges by refilling, Cartridge Island will still collect your empties so they can be refilled and sold to those who would like to help the environment. Please drop your empties in to your nearest store today.
Recycling & Businesses…
What do you do with your empty printer cartridges? Cartridge Island strives to encourage more businesses to recycle their empty cartridges and is offering local schools, offices, clubs, the healthcare sector and many more organisations the chance to participate in giving something back to the environment (and their business!). We will buy your unwanted, empty or unused cartridges off you.
Just by following our aim to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle we can save you alot of money over the life of your printer. More about North Cyprus cartridge recycling...