Over 350 million ink cartridges are thrown away each year. It takes an average of 3.5 ounces of oil to produce an inkjet cartridge. That’s over 9.5 million gallons per year, all ending up in a landfill, each one taking over 1,000 years to decompose. By recycling your ink cartridges, you can help reduce landfill waste and oil usage.
What Happens to Recycled Ink Cartridges?
Once an ink cartridge is recycled, it gets disassembled and every part is meticulously cleaned to removed all the old ink. The parts in the best condition are then reassembled into new cartridges and filled with the same high-quality ink as OEM ink cartridges. This is a process known as remanufacturing.
Remanufactured ink cartridges are not the same refillable ink cartridges. Refillable ink cartridges can be taken to certain locations to get refilled with ink without being taken to a recycling center or getting disassembled and cleaned out.
Recycling Your Ink Cartridges Saves You Money
Not only is recycling your ink cartridges great for the environment, but it’s also great for your wallet. Buying a remanufactured ink cartridge made from recycled cartridges can save you between 15% to 50% compared to OEM products. Remanufactured ink cartridges can often last longer and contain more ink than their OEM counterparts, all at a cheaper price.
At PostageInk.com, recycling your empty ink cartridges comes with an extra perk! Send us your empties, and we’ll send you a coupon code for 10% off your next order! Check out our recycling page for more information, and get rewarded for doing your part to help the environment. When you’re done there, don’t forget to stock up on PostageInk.com brand remanufactured ink cartridges. We carry remanufactured ink cartridges for Hasler, Neopost, Pitney Bowes, and FP, all at a fraction of the cost of OEM cartridges.