Recycling Toner Cartridges Can Help The Environment

2010-04-30 13:36:51

Published on 2010-04-30 13:36:51

A new study has highlighted the significant environmental benefits that can be achieved by recycling toner cartridges.

Lexmark's new ink cartridges report showed sending a printer ink cartridge to be recycled rather than sending it to landfill can reduce its overall carbon footprint by as much as 60 per cent.

Marty Canning, president of Lexmark's printing solutions and services division, said that printer users need to understand the impact of their current behaviour before working out what practices need to be changed.

"Lexmark has made it a priority to educate its customers on what steps they can take to implement responsible printing practices, such as printing less and recycling, to reduce the negative impact to the environment," he commented.

The company's study was designed to assess the environmental impact of a product over the course of its life, right through from raw materials to its distribution and use and the end of its life.

Earlier this month, Lexmark found that the average employee prints 31 pages per day, a figure it described as "high".

By Canzil Ahmed

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