Europe alone uses over 300 million inkjet cartridges and over 10 million printer toner cartridges every single year. It is estimated only 15% of these end up recycled. That results in millions of tonnes of non-biodegradable plastic being put to landfill along with the surplus toner and ink they hold. It takes over 3 litres of oil to manufacture a single toner cartridge and over 1000 years for it to decompose so the potential damage being done to the environment on a global scale is immense. If a population of 60 million people recycled their printer cartridges for 1 year this would save an incredible 9 million litres of oil going into landfill! We all know that every industry creates its own waste but every industry must be responsible for recycling this waste.
Our toner recycling services include:
At Big Office we recycle everything. So any cartridges that do not have a market value are NOT disposed of according to E.A regulations (landfill), they are broken down and recycled. We are one of very few companies that can provide this full recycling service.
So far Big Office has saved over 400kg of cartridges from going to landfill and raised £515 for our designated charities (see below):