You probably know that recycling plastic bottles and aluminum cans is a great way to keep excess waste out of landfills and assist in the preservation of the environment. But did you know that when you use remanufactured inkjets and toner you can make an even greater positive impact on the environment? A single inkjet cartridge can use the same amount of plastic as 19 water bottles!
Millions of Toner Cartridges Are Thrown Away Each Year!
In Canada and the U.S. alone, approximately 300 million ink and toner cartridges are thrown away every year. And when you throw away an inkjet cartridge, left over ink is usually hanging out inside the cartridge. The leftover ink inside the plastic casing can leak out; over time, this ink can seep into the ground water and contaminate drinking water.
And the manufacturing process itself puts a heavy impact on our environment. A single toner cartridge requires up to 3.5 quarts of oil to be produced. That’s enough oil to drive a hybrid car over 50 miles.
Print with For Dummies
Despite your concerns for the environment, you probably still have to print things out on a regular basis. Your Nana wants you to put that picture of you and your brother into her photo album, you still have to turn in that term paper, and your boss has been waiting for a copy of your report for over a week now. So what can you do to protect the environment?
The For Dummies line of ink and toner products offer you an earth conscious way to print. The For Dummies line implements environmentally friendly manufacturing and re-manufacturing practices to ensure that we reduce the environmental impact when we produce the cartridge. And the For Dummies line offers a way for you to recycle the cartridge so that it can see another print cycle instead of the bottom of the landfill. Choose to recycle your inkjet and toner cartridges and choose to use remanufactured cartridges with For Dummies!