RECYCLING CARTRIDGES MAY NOT BE ENOUGH ……….

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RECYCLING CARTRIDGES MAY NOT BE ENOUGH ……….

 user 2008-07-01 at 10:53:31 am Views: 62
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    http://www.recycle.co.uk/news/672000.html
    Recycling Cartridges May Not be Enough
    Ever since the first ink cartridges hit the market, consumers have been complaining of high cost and the waste that comes along with what seems to be an excessive amount of packaging.Ink jet recycling companies such as emptycartridge.co.uk, The Cartridge Family and InkJetCartridge Recycling have made great strides in encouraging consumers to recycle their used cartridges which reduce the amount of waste that formerly clogged landfills worldwide.It’s common knowledge that paper and plastic have been the biggest contributors to recycling programs due to environmental laws. One thing that many people don’t realize is that the recycling of plastic is quite an expensive process. Because of the expense, many recyclable plastics are shipped to less expensive facilities in Asian countries such as Vietnam and China where prices are lower and environmental laws aren’t as stringent. Out of the 90 million kilograms of recyclable plastic collected in the UK, nearly 75 percent was shipped to China for processing.

    The reasoning for recycling is still sound and the system has improved dramatically through the use of environmentally friendly inks. The advent of soy and vinegar inks has contributed a great deal to the reduction of waste created by the recycling process. In short, the new environmentally friendly inks aren’t damaging to the planet and the adherence to the plastic doesn’t create excessive waste. These inks also apply to paper, as well. Previously, much of the paper discarded couldn’t be effectively recycled due to the amount of chemicals injected into the paper fibers. These newer inks also eliminate a great deal of paper waste.These inks and the overall reduction of waste have allowed companies to compensate recyclers for their efforts. The next time you think about tossing that old cartridge, think again.