Cancer Charity Raises Funds By Recycling Ink Cartridges

2010-01-14 08:46:37

Published on 2010-01-14 08:46:37

A leading cancer charity has launched a new scheme to raise funds by asking people to send a variety of old electrical equipment to them for recycling, including ink and toner cartridges.

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) will also be accepting sat navs, MP3 players, digital cameras and even laptops.

Teresa Nightingale, general manager of the charity, said: "Maybe you or your family received new phones, digital cameras, laptops or MP3 players for Christmas. Rather than just throwing out your old ones, sending them to us is a great way to raise valuable funds for our cancer prevention work.

"Scientists estimate that about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented by following a healthy diet, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight. Help us to continue our research and education programmes into the link between lifestyle and cancer by taking part in our new recycling scheme."

Ink and toner cartridge recycling schemes have proved popular with charities and other voluntary groups as a good way to raise funds as well as helping the environment by stopping an estimated 350 million inkjet and laser cartridges from being thrown away each year.

By Ramsey Dehani.

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