It is estimated that around 30% of the world’s toner cartridges are recycled, leaving the rest to clutter landfill. For anyone who prefers a visual reference, this is 70 Olympic sized pools full to the brim with spent toner cartridges.
In the UK, we dispose of 55 million toner and ink cartridges annually but all of these could be recycled and re-used, presenting many benefits to businesses, from start-ups to large companies.
Strengthen Your Business Environmental Credentials
Looking after the environment is done in many ways, from the personal choices we make to reducing business waste. For your business, there are many benefits of recycling office toner cartridges;
Reduce impact on landfill
Toner is hazardous. Toner is a plastic polymer dust that creates the printed document by being heated in your printer or photocopier. Any residual dust in the cartridge will leak into landfill – and there is always a small amount left in – is not good for the environment.
Good for brand reputation
There is research that suggests customers are becoming increasingly savvy when it comes to purchasing from businesses who pay more than just lip-service to the environment – in other words, people may be more willing to buy from you if they know you take environmentally responsible actions each and every day.
We know that plastic, although a great invention, is now causing problems when it comes to waste disposal. For small and large companies, recycling office toner cartridges is a plus that could lead to improved reputation and possibly sales too.
Easy to do with small to large-scale recycling schemes
For smaller businesses, dropping their empty cartridges to a local stationery store or other convenient recycling centre is fairly simple. For large businesses with larger quantities of empty cartridges to recycle, this can be a little more problematic.
But not with the cost-effective services of specialist recycling companies, who can also supply re-charged cartridges too. Providing a regular pick-up and delivery services, re-filled cartridges don’t damage printers or photocopiers and are now much more efficient in using all the toner in them.
Many businesses are driving toward paperless systems but still, there are times when documents need to be printed. And with recycled cartridges, this is something you can do that does not impact too badly on the environment.
Recycling presents many new opportunities for your business. It ushers in new ways of doing things, and with your commitment visible to your customers, stakeholders and trade partners, recycling office toner cartridges could bring about fantastic new ways of doing things, as well as being cost-effective now and in the long term.
Tailored Solutions for Recycling Office Toner Cartridges
Recycling, re-using, re-filling… no matter what the buzz words are, taking steps to reduce the impact of your business on the environment should not hard. And with small to large scale schemes for recycling officer toner cartridges available to all businesses, there is no excuse not to do it.
For more information about our recycling programme you can enquire here. We will send you a recycling bag as part of your first order.