Blogger offers ink cartridge recycling tips

2010-02-28 08:23:15

Published on 2010-02-28 08:23:15

Empty ink cartridges can provide a myriad of recycling opportunities, according to an enthusiastic blogger.

An enthusiastic writer on the If It Prints I'll Let You Know blog has shared some excellent tips on how to be more environmentally-friendly when it comes to ink cartridges that can no longer be refilled or reused.

While there are a myriad of potential recycling methods to take advantage of, said blogger recommends turning them into "useful household items".

For example the first transformation is to turn an old toner cartridge into a wind chime, while empty ink cartridges can be turned into handy paperweights or "Christmas decor".

Creative types may want to "let loose" and make refrigerator magnets out of printer cartridges or by using magnet pieces and paint, the blog suggests.

"One project that requires a little elbow grease is the unique printer cartridge lamp. Simply use heat-restraint polystyrene lining to protect the inside of the cartridges, attach a low-watt bulb and you've got yourself a nice desk lamp," the author said.

Earlier this month it was revealed by the same writer that sales of laser jet printer and toner cartridges have climbed while those of ink jet units and ink cartridges have decreased.

By Johnny McMaster

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