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Care for the environment

Every year millions of used inkjet- and toner cartridges are thrown away. Something that is in total contradiction with the increased awareness for the environment. This is why Recoll collects inkjet- and toner cartridges, in order to subsequently make them suitable for re-use.

No source is inexhaustible
Every year, 500 million empty cartridges still end up in incinerators and at landfill sites. Every year, more than 750,000 m3 is required to dispose of this quantity. This is equivalent to 4 large football stadiums. This is still happening, despite the fact that cartridges can be re-used 2 to 3 times. Each time an alternative cartridge is sold, this means that one new cartridge less has to be manufactured, so that it does not end up in  the waste stream. Moreover, less use is made of the natural resources on our planet. For example, an average of 3.5 litres of oil is required to manufacture one new original toner cartridge. It also takes 1,000 years for one empty cartridge to decompose.

Collection is good for the environment and also for you
By collecting empty cartridges, we not only reduce the quantities of raw materials extracted from the ground, we also limit the hazardous waste that threatens our planet. This ensures that future generations will be able to continue enjoying our planet.