A Smaller Footprint
Remember—a cartridge can have a very long life, but not in a landfill. When your cartridge is empty, don’t forget to recycle it. You have the option to keep a lower carbon footprint by checking with your local waste collector about the cartridge. They could find a processor who can break down the parts for other uses— the plastic can be your child’s next toy or an automotive part. Other recovered pieces can be a roofing tile or a park bench. Some materials can actually be used to generate energy and reduce the use of fossil fuels.
Suggestions for Printing Wisely
Make sure your printer and supplies are designed for energy savings, recycling and remanufacturing.
Make the most of every sheet— use two-sided printing and recycle that sheet.
Print on demand instead of printing quantities to inventory in a warehouse or file cabinet.
Reduce energy costs by powering down devices when not in use and using efficient printers with a powersaver mode.
You are encouraged to recycle all cartridges locally to reduce energy impacts.