Cartridge World "Refills" Its Commitment to Earth Day
World's Fastest Growing Ink and Toner Refiller Offers Tips for a 'Greener' Home and Business; Helps Americans Reduce Landfill Waste
March 09, 2009 // Franchising.com // Emeryville, CA – As a mountain of e-waste continues to steadily form throughout our nation's landfills, Cartridge World reinforces its commitment to environmental awareness by saluting Earth Day on April 22 and joining the millions Americans across the country in creating eco-friendly choices for consumers and businesses alike.
Cartridge World, the world's fastest growing ink and toner refilling retailer is on a mission to educate consumers and businesses on how they can help make a difference in the planet's limited natural resources, providing consumers and businesses with an alternative option to buying new, brand-name ink and toner cartridges while also saving money. This proactive solution to waste reduction is a win-win situation for consumers, business owners and the environment.
"With Earth Day fast approaching, now is the perfect time of year to remind consumers of the ways to create a 'green' home and work environment," said Steven Yeffa, President of Cartridge World Americas. "Recycling programs for cans, bottles and papers are mainstream, but few realize the additional impact they can make by reusing and refilling printer ink cartridges."
In an effort to help businesses and families nationwide decrease the more than 350 million cartridges that find their way into America's landfills each year, Cartridge World encourages consumers to recycle their empty printer cartridges rather than throw them away. Different from the efforts of big name brand manufacturers, Cartridge World addresses environmental issues by showcasing its ability to reuse ink cartridges an average of three to eight times, without sacrificing quality. All Cartridge World products come with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on quality and offer substantial savings over buying new.
"With our continued commitment to recycling, we look forward to the day when reusing and refilling cartridges is as common as separating waste materials in our homes," Yeffa added, estimating that Cartridge World will keep nine million cartridges out of landfills this year.
Cartridge World recommends the following tips for an environmentally friendly home office/business:
- Reuse & refill empty ink jet and toner cartridges
- Use rewriteable CDs and DVDs so they can be reused again
- Print double sided
- Decrease margin areas to fit more copy on a page
- Double-check your drafts before you print
- Communicate with team members about who will bring printouts to meetings
- Turn off all electrical equipment at night
In keeping with its dedication to implement green practices, Cartridge World has developed numerous programs to make recycling printer cartridges easier for consumers and businesses. In conjunction with this year's observance of Earth Day, Cartridge World has launched a "Recycle it @ Cartridge World" campaign that encourages consumers to recycle printer cartridges and cell phones at participating stores. All collections will be sent to Clover Technologies Group, the largest collector and recycler of cartridges and cell phones, to be broken down and reused into other products.
"Officially, Earth Day is April 22nd, but at Cartridge World, it's everyday," said Yeffa.
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.