Printer Ink Cartridges Recycler Wins Award

2010-10-25 09:05:08

Published on 2010-10-25 09:05:08

A US student has won an award after orchestrating a successful ink cartridges recycling programme at his university. Nick Benson, a second-year student at the University of Kansas, decided to act after learning that millions of ink cartridges are sent to landfill every year, taking years to erode.

He decided to introduce a scheme enabling everyone at the university to recycle ink cartridges, the student newspaper Daily Kansan reports. Since beginning in July, the Ink Cartridge Recycling for the Community programme has collected around 1,400 ink cartridges.

Mr Benson this week proudly received the Student Sustainability Leadership Award, presented by the Centre for Sustainability. "He's not afraid to get his hands dirty and get out there to do great work," Jeff Severin, director of the centre, told the student paper.

Mr Severin added that the award was in recognition of leadership and creativity in addressing important issues, both at the university and the wider community.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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