Remanufactured Cartridges! Save Money! Save the world!

We live in a society which still has a long way to go when it comes to conservation. It’s easier for us to throw away things that we do not use than to find a way to reuse it. But we are getting there – slowly and steadily.


Did you know that each year, about 375 million used and empty printer cartridges are thrown away all around the world. Add to that, a 12% rise in this waste every passing year. Most of these end up in landfills which take about a thousand years to decompose a cartridge!


Let’s reflect on these figures a bit more.

- A simple division tells you those 375 million cartridges per year amounts to 1,000,000 cartridges being thrown away per day! There’s more.

- 375 million cartridges lined up end-to-end would circle our massive planet over three times!


How we love using math to ring a bell! But we are not done yet. The plastics that make these printer cartridges are created using an engineering grade polymer which has a slow decomposition rate that takes about 450 to 1000 years, depending on the cartridge type.


When you directly trash ink cartridges into garbage bins, it causes damage to miniature life. The International Agency for Research on Cancer lists carbon black toner as a carcinogen. It also takes a gallon of oil to manufacture one inkjet cartridge.


If 18 million ink cartridges were trashed in a landfill, it would create waste of 3,000 tonnes of plastic, 2,500 ferrous metals, 400 tonnes of aluminium & 26 kilograms of precious metals. It is a colossal waste of fossil fuels, raw materials and space!


This gargantuan waste and damage can be plainly avoided by reusing and recycling those printer cartridges. Over 11 million gallons of oil can be saved in less than seven months by ink cartridge recycling.


How does recycling work?


At Quality Cartridge, printer cartridges are collected from consumers, taken apart and cleaned thoroughly. If required, essential replacement parts are added. We fill these empty cartridges with high-quality toner or ink, and the cartridges are then sent for quality testing and packaging. While powdered toner is used for laser cartridges, liquid ink is used in inkjet cartridges.


Recycled cartridges comprise of high-quality components which deliver exceptional printing outcomes. They cost way less than OEM (original equipment manufacturers) cartridges.


By reusing printer cartridges, we protect our environment and conserve energy by moderating the demand for virgin resources. Up to 97% of the components that constitute a printer cartridge can be recycled or reused. On an average, printer cartridges can be reused for up to 6-7 times, and are promised by most manufacturers to function as well as brand new ones.


Recycling helps save you BIG! Starting from saving your surrounding ecosystem, the flora and fauna to saving you money! A no-brainer – it’s a win-win situation for you and the nature.