Cartridge World Encourages Consumers to Save the Environment, Money

World's largest ink and toner refilling retailer helps Americans reduce landfill waste

November 25, 2008 // Franchising.com // EMERYVILLE, CA - In an effort to help businesses and families nationwide save on ink costs and decrease the growing number of cartridges that find their way into America's landfills, Cartridge World is encouraging consumers to recycle their empty printer cartridges rather than throw them away. This proactive solution to waste reduction is a win-win situation for consumers, business owners and the environment.

"This is the ultimate form of environmental responsibility, not only recycling but reusing cartridges," said Steve Yeffa, President of Cartridge World Americas, noting that more than 350 million ink cartridges are discarded in landfills each year.

Cartridge World encourages consumers to recycle their empty printer cartridges rather than throw them away. Customers can bring their empty ink and toner cartridges into a local store and have each refilled or swap out their cartridge for one that is ready to go. Different from the efforts of big name brand manufacturers, Cartridge World addresses environmental issues by showcasing its ability to refill ink cartridges an average of three to eight times, without sacrificing quality. All Cartridge World products come with a 100 percent money-back guarantee on quality and offer substantial savings over buying new.

Remanufactured cartridges save landfill space and extra resources to produce new cartridges. In addition, remanufacturing laser cartridges conserves natural resources by eliminating the need for virgin materials used to make new cartridges. For each pound of new material used in remanufacturing, 5 to 9 pounds of virgin materials are conserved.

The numbers speak for themselves:

  • In 2008, 600 million printer cartridges will be used in North America
  • American consumers throw away about 150 million ink cartridges each year, approximately 5 per second
  • In one year, if the worlds discarded cartridges were stacked end-to-end, they would circle the earth over three times
  • Every remanufactured cartridge saves nearly 3½ pounds of solid waste from being deposited into landfills
  • By reusing a toner cartridge you save approximately one gallon of oil
  • Almost 3 ounces of oil are required to produce a new ink cartridge



"With Cartridge World's continued commitment to refilling printer cartridges, it's only a matter of time until refilling cartridges is as common as separating waste material in our homes for the recycle bins," Yeffa added.

To find your nearest Cartridge World store, visit www.cartridgeworldusa.com

About Cartridge World

Emeryville, CA - based Cartridge World is the world's fastest growing ink and toner refilling retailer and franchisor in the $80 billion printer cartridge industry. The company refills and remanufactures inkjet and toner printer cartridges, using state-of-the-art processes and high quality inks and toners. It offers consumers and businesses a more affordable option to buying new, provides a 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee and helps the environment by keeping cartridges out of landfills. Voted #1 in the category of toner replacement services by Entrepreneur Magazine Franchisee 500, Cartridge World has more than 1,700 franchised retail locations in 61 countries. For more information call (888) 99-REFILL or visit www.cartridgeworldusa.com.

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