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Ink Cartridges

Published: 2 years 311 days ago
  • Did you know:

    --It takes about a gallon of oil to make a new laser cartridge
  • --About eight cartridges are thrown away per second in the United States.
  • --In North America alone, over 350 million cartridges per year are discarded in our landfills, and that number increases by 12% annually
  • --A laser cartridge thrown into landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose. Some components made of industrial grade plastics will take over a thousand years to decompose.
  • --Every remanufactured cartridge saves nearly 3½ lbs of sold waste from being deposited in landfills.
  • --70% of used printer cartridges throughout the world are currently being thrown out.
  • --In one year, if the world’s discarded were stacked end-to-end, they would circle the earth over three times.
  • --King-Westwood Elementary has a box in the office for you to recycle your ink cartridges. These cartridges generate money we use to support our programs. Please send them in with your child. Thank you!

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