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Facts About the Environmental Impact of Printer Cartridges

- It takes about a gallon of oil to make a new laser cartridge

- Almost 8 cartridges are thrown away per second in the United States alone!

- In North America alone, over 350 million cartridges per year are discarded in our landfills

- That number increases by 12 percent annually!

- Every re manufactured laser cartridge saves nearly 2.5 pounds of metal & plastic waste

- A laser cartridge thrown into landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose.

- Some plastic components will take over a thousand years to decompose

- 70 percent of used printer cartridges throughout the world are currently being thrown out.

- In one year, if the world’s discarded cartridges were stacked end-to-end; they would circle the earth over three times.

We Can Make a Difference!

Every single cartridge saved from a landfill makes a difference. Recycling ink and toner cartridges protects our environment and saves consumers thousands of dollars. Now imagine the difference when individuals, then organizations, then cities, then states and then nations start participating! Now that’s Impact with Effect!

Did You Know?

- Most printer cartridges can be refilled or re-manufactured.

- By bringing your used cartridges to Cartridge World Park Ave, you can help protect our environment, and save substantially compared to the cost of a new cartridge!

- Cartridge World is dedicated to saving consumers, businesses, and the planet!

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Elliott Klepner, Cartridge World
165 Gregory Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052

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