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Environmental Benefits of Using Remanufactured Cartridges

You don't need to be a member of Greenpeace, Friends of the Earch or the National Trust to be considered a friend of the planet. There are simple things that you can do to help preserve our planet. One way is to buy remanufactured toner cartridges and ink cartridges from reputable manufacturers. You can also return your used toner cartridges instead of just throwing them away, not knowing where they end up.

Environmental Benefits

1. Recyclable

Do you know that a typical toner cartridge that ends up in a landfill can last for more than a millennium? The materials used in making cartridges are not biodegradable, which mean they don't decompose like fruit, vegetables and other organic material.

A typical toner cartridge is made up of 40% metal, 40% plastic, and small percentages of toner, rubber, paper and foam. Almost all these materials take many years to disintegrate and can be toxic to humans, plants and animals alike.

The good thing is that 97% of toner cartridge components can be recycled or reused.

2. Conserve Resources

If we recycle toner cartridges, we could reduce our use of raw materials for making new printer cartridges. It is said that for every kilogram of new material used in remanufacturing, five to nine kilograms of raw material is conserved.

3. Conserve Energy

At least 3 quartz of oil is burned in manufacturing a single toner cartridge. If this printer cartridge is remanufactured, say four times, we can save up to 12 quarts of oil, a non-renewable type of natural resource.

Where To Buy Remanufactured Toner Cartridges?

There are reputable retailers of remanufactured toner cartridges in the market today. But I strongly recommend the products of They sell British-made, eco-friendly, and non patent-infringing toner cartridges. Their remanufactured Brother, Canon and HP toner cartridges are of high quality.

Article by UK Ink Supplies, based in Lincoln, Lincolnshire stock an extensive range of printer ink cartridges and laser toner printer cartridges.  For more information visit UK Ink Supplies for the latest Jet Tec ink cartridges, laser toners and other digital media products for your inkjet printer. Article posted 24th February 2011.

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