Used toner cartridges are a byproduct of the typical office’s business technology infrastructure. In fact, it’s estimated that a single printer can be responsible for as much as 100 pounds of waste each year! Since their impact can add up so dramatically, cartridge recycling is an important business practice. Here are a few of the benefits of recycling toner cartridges.
Reduce Waste — Each year, 350 million printer cartridges are sent to landfills, where their plastic and metal component parts can take as many as 1,000 years to decompose! Keep your cartridges out of the landfill by regularly recycling them—it’s one of the simplest ways to reduce the amount of waste your printer generates.
Prevent Pollution — In landfills, chemicals from discarded cartridges can leach into groundwater. Other cartridges are incinerated, a process which releases toxic gases into the air. Each time you recycle a cartridge, you prevent contamination of the surrounding environment.
Conserve Energy & Raw Materials — The plastics in printer cartridges are fossil fuel products. Since a single cartridge can be recycled and reused as many as a dozen times, your recycling efforts can save a whopping 36 quarts of oil per cartridge. Additionally, remanufacturing takes approximately 80 percent less energy than starting from scratch.
Save Money — Fortunately, good recycling practices help your bottom line. Reclaimed raw materials from recycled cartridges reduce the cost of manufacturing new ones, while refilled cartridges provide substantial cost savings. The resulting product is cheaper for you, but with the same high quality as a brand-new printer cartridge.
Be a Good Corporate Citizen — Sustainability and a commitment to green business practices are increasingly seen as fundamental components of a responsible business strategy. Environmental stewardship is expected and rewarded by customers, so don’t hesitate to talk about your commitment to sustainability. Customers want to feel that they are part of a system that is working for the greater good.
Every day of business operation results in some waste—the key is minimizing it. Toner cartridges are an easy win when it comes to sustainability: recycling them will eliminate waste, prevent pollution, conserve energy and raw materials, save money, and demonstrate good corporate citizenship. Monster Technology is here to help you give your toner cartridges another life. Contact us today to learn more.
About Monster Technology
Monster Technology is nationwide business technology provider. With sales offices in the Los Angeles & Reno Metro area as well as distribution centers all over the US. We help our clients improve productivity while yielding real hard cost savings through leveraging our muti-phase approach. Our core offerings include Managed Print Services, Managed IT, Document Management and Office Equipment.