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Each year over 375 million empty ink and toner cartridges are thrown away with most ending up in landfills or in incinerators.
To put this in perspective the 375 million cartridges per year amount to disposal of:
1,000,000 cartridges per day
11 cartridges per second.
375 million cartridges put end-to-end would circle the earth over three times.
This mountain of waste can be reduced through reuse and recycling. Yet approximately 70% of all ink cartridges and 50% of all toner cartridges are still not recycled.
By recycling printer cartridges, we conserve natural resources and energy by reducing the need for virgin materials. Up to 97 percent of the materials that make up a printer cartridge can be recycled or reused if taken care of. Printer cartridges can in extreme cases be refilled up to 15 times before reaching the end of their life most though averaging between 5-7 refills. For reused/re-manufacturing cartridges the oil consumption is reduced to zero.

First Phase Data encourages returns of used items. First Phase Data strives to keep toner cartridges out of landfills and increase the number of cartridges that are reused and recycled. If you have questions or concerns about Recycling Box returns,
please contact us at 204-339-1796