US Teens In Ink Cartridge Recycling Drive

2009-12-11 12:19:24

Published on 2009-12-11 12:19:24

Members of The Barn teen centre in Ridgfield, Connecticut, are collecting used ink cartridges to recycle as part of a fundraising campaign.

Efforts are being made to raise money for the centre, which was forced to close last year and is now only open two days a week due to budget restraints, the Ridgfield Press reported.

The scheme is being run in partnership with the area's local Cartridge World, where employee Frank Orzechowski is a member of The Barn's Youth Commission.

He told the newspaper that around 70 per cent of the world's printer cartridges are thrown away without being recycled or reused, presenting the "Barnies" with an ideal opportunity to raise money.

Mr Orzechowski added: "It's open but they'd always like to have more days and longer hours. There's a few things that need to be repaired and you need money for all that."

The "Barnies" said that each cartridge recycled will earn them $1 (61p) and every toner cartridge will bring in $3.

By Giles Franklin.

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