According to an International Journal of Innovation study, over 375 million empty toner and ink cartridges are thrown away every year. This amounts to about 11 cartridges being disposed of every second, and one million cartridges per day. Almost 70% of empty printer cartridges throughout the world are discarded every year. Because printers are an essential technology for homes and businesses, recycling the empty toner and ink cartridges will benefit society, the environment and the consumer in the long run.
TRUSTED INK & TONER CARTRIDGE RECYCLING PROCESS
Because there are countless different kinds of equipment, a one-size-fits-all approach does not work for recycling. In fact, this approach complicates the process and drives up costs. In addition to this, it wastes potential recoverable materials. Therefore, we have customized processes and procedures for each equipment type that maximizes recovery and minimizes cost to the customer. As an added bonus, this reduces the potential impact of materials and equipment thrown into landfills. As experts in this field, we are able to determine the best way to decommission different kinds of equipment in the safest and most environmentally-friendly way.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We have a network of centralized recycling centers and strategic partners spread across North America. We also operate a large fleet of recycling trucks. After we pick up your ink and toner cartridges, free of charge, our recycling experts will take care of the packaging, labeling and transportation. Once it arrives at one of our recycling centers, our technicians safely and carefully recover as much metal, materials and plastic as possible. As an added bonus, customers can track their equipment through the entire process through our online management portal.
HOW DO WE GUARANTEE PRIVACY?
Integrity and trust are critical when dealing with IT, mobile phone and other equipment with sensitive customer information. Rest assured that customer privacy is our top priority and we use state-of-the-art equipment to wipe all data clean. We hold ourselves accountable for privacy and data security through our transparent, online management portable. We are proud of our long track record of customer satisfaction and data management integrity. We are certified through Responsible Recycling, ISO 14001 and e-Steward certification.
WHY RECYCLE YOUR TONER AND INK CARTRIDGES?
E-recycling equipment conserves natural resources, keeps toxic materials out of the environment, saves landfill space and protects the environment. Keep in mind that improperly disposing of ink and toner cartridges can result in hefty local, state and federal fines. Therefore, the most responsible course of action is to recycle. We prove our commitment to the environment and our customers by going above and beyond the legal minimum guidelines. We first try to repair or re-use the equipment and if needed, ethically recycle them to recover the metals and materials. We offer affordable recycling that minimizes your risk while make our world a better place.
HOW TO RECYCLE YOUR TONER & INK CARTRIDGES
Recycling empty cartridges reduces soil/water contamination and air emissions. Discarded cartridges contain residual chemicals which can leech into the soil, water system and eventually get into drinking water. Residual toxic waste includes arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, dioxins, lead, mercury and nickel.
Some landfills also use incinerators to burn empty cartridges, increasing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Recycling empty cartridges reduces landfill waste. The plastics used in printer cartridges are made of an engineering grade polymer that has a very slow decomposing rate which ranges between 450 to 1000 years. Each remanufactured laser cartridge reduces about two pounds of waste in landfills. In addition to this, large amounts of money are wasted on landfill management when they could be put to better use.
Recycling empty cartridges saves energy. Remanufactured cartridges dramatically reduce the amount of fuel and resources needed for manufacturing and transportation. Plastic is the main material that can be recycled and re-used from toner and ink cartridges. The plastic needed to manufacture a new inkjet cartridge uses up to 3 ounces of oil while laser toner cartridge takes up to 3 quarts of oil to produce.
Remanufacturing toner and ink cartridges is the way to go, because up to 97% of printer cartridge materials can be recycled or reused. Recycled toner and ink cartridges can be refilled, refurbished or remanufactured, which requires 80% less energy than making new plastic. The average laser printer cartridge can be remanufactured up to 4 times.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT?
Customers can take action to protect the environment through recycling their empty toner and ink cartridges. We offer two easy options: pick up or drop off. Just call us and we can pick up your empty cartridges for free, or drop it off at one of the nationwide pick-up locations. In addition to this, customers can track their item through the website during the recycling process. We first try to repair or re-use the cartridge, and if required we’ll ethically recycle them for their metals and plastic. Help All Green Electronics Recycling help the environment through recycling your empty toner and ink cartridges. Doing so will make our world a better place to live, and sustain the environment for future generations.
SAFE & SECURE INK AND TONER CARTRIDGE DISPOSAL
At All Green Electronics Recycling, we will recycle your old toner and ink cartridges in an eco-friendly manner. Instead of leaving these devices in your garages or warehouses, let All Green Electronics Recycling pick them up at your convenience. We will take your printers, inkjets, toners, copy machines, and any of your obsolete printing devices. Recycle responsibly with All Green.