Ink Cartridges take 1,000 years to decompose

Who Knew?

The plastic used in each printer cartridge takes more than 10 centuries (1000 years!) to decompose and 25 million are sent to landfills each month in the U.S.

Many retail stores now accept used ink cartridges for recycling, and they can also be refilled at a fraction of the cost of new.  You can take them to Walgreens, OfficeMax, Office Depot or Staples.  You often get something in exchange, from a free ream of recycled paper to a $3.00 store credit.


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2 Responses to Ink Cartridges take 1,000 years to decompose

  1. Pingback: $10 for $20 Worth of Ink and Toner Refills at Cartridge World - Daily Couponds

  2. Leon says:

    “The plastic used in each printer cartridge takes more than 10 centuries (1000 years!) to decompose”
    How do you know? What is your source?

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