Printer Ink Firms Becoming More Green

2010-10-28 09:36:32

Published on 2010-10-28 09:36:32

Printer ink companies are becoming increasingly aware of environmental issues, as one US firm recently highlighted with its refilling service. “To refill is to reuse and to recycle,” Jon Fitch, owner of Liquid Seven in Chattanooga, Tennessee, told the Times Free Press.

Instead of sending printer ink cartridges to landfill, consider recycling them, Mr Fitch suggests. And as new ink cartridges take two and a half ounces of oil to make, refilling a cartridge can really help to cut down on oil use, he added.

However, ink cartridges can't be refilled forever. Fitch estimates that an ink cartridge can be refilled around eight times before it is no longer usable, although this can vary, depending on brand. Refilling is obviously good for the environment, but it also saves customers money, up to 50 per cent in some cases.

According to Fitch, more firms should consider adopting green initiatives. "Environmentalism is definitely what I focus on," he told the newspaper. "Being green is good for the environment, but it’s also good for a lot of businesses.

Posted by Barry Ashmore.

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