Charity Raises Money By Recycling Ink Cartridges

2010-01-13 12:43:19

Published on 2010-01-13 12:43:19

A US charity for animal welfare is attempting to raise funds and help the environment by asking people to hand in their used ink cartridges for recycling.

The Humane Society for Greater Nashua (HSFN) in New Hampshire, which runs shelters for abandoned, abused, neglected and unwanted animals, as well as holding programs and services to promote animal welfare, is asking locals to hand over their ink cartridges and old mobile phones.

With an estimated 350 million inkjet and laser cartridges, as well as old mobiles, being thrown away annually in the state, the group is hoping to lessen impact on landfill sites from used units.

A spokesperson for the group said: "Funding from this program helps HSFN care for the thousands of homeless pets it takes in each year as the shelter is the second busiest one in the state of New Hampshire. It now costs $2,468 (£1,529) to run the shelter each day after in-kind donations."

The HSFN estimates that it will be able to use 85 per cent of cartridges in the drive, including the majority of popular brands.

By Angelina Jolessi.

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