Thursday, April 20, 2006

Recycle Your Ink Cartridges

Cartridge World has efforts under way to reduce the disposal of empty printer ink cartridges. Their remanufacturing service offers to refill your inkjet or laser cartridges with "top quality brand-specific inks and toners."


- It takes nearly a gallon (3-1/2 quarts) of oil to produce a new laser printer cartridge, and 2-1/2 ounces of oil to manufacture each new inkjet cartridge.

-In the United States, printer cartridges are thrown away at a rate of eight per second and this is expected to increase by 12% annually.

- The total weight of cartridges thrown away each year in this country is equivalent to 67,612 Ford Explorers or 112,463 Volkswagen Beetles.

- Every reused cartridge saves nearly 3.5 pounds of solid waste from being deposited into landfills.

Type in your zip code on their site to find the store nearest you.

Some in Houston:

+Cartridge World - Dunvale
8582 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77063
(713) 783-9200

+Cartridge World - Katy
6725 S Fry Road
Katy, TX 77449
(281) 343-0089

+Cartridge World - The Woodlands
4775 Panther Creek Drive
Suite 310
The Woodands, TX 77381
(281) 419-9883

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