Here’s a staggering statistic: each year there are over half a BILLION toner cartridges added to landfills globally. In fact, if you were to stack each of these cartridges end to end, they would circle the Earth more than 3 times! In Canada alone it’s estimated that only five per cent of the over 60 million ink cartridges sold in the country are recycled each year. This means that over 57 million cartridges will end up in Canadian landfills every year. And in case you’re wondering, toner cartridges are not bio-degradable and will likely take hundreds of year to fully decompose.
So, why are all of these cartridges, 97% of which are recyclable, ending up in the landfill? Firstly, many people when they purchase brand new OEM toner cartridges may not be aware that they can be recycled/remanufactured. See the entire recycling/remanufacturing on our See Us In Action page.
Secondly, the overseas and Asian markets have flooded online retailers with cartridges that, while inexpensive, are typically not recyclable or able to be re-manufactured.
What can you and your business do to help reduce the amount of waste that makes it into our landfills? Trust the maintenance and servicing of your printers to a local shop like Digitech. We’ll deliver new or re-manufactured cartridges to your office and pick up your used cartridges for recycling.
Researching, sourcing and buying toner cartridges can be a pain, let a local shop, like Digitech, provide you and your business with better service and better value.