Challenge Centre Sets Recycling Example

2010-03-23 09:25:02

Published on 2010-03-23 09:25:02

Businesses and homes have been reminded of the benefits of recycling ink cartridges, toner cartridges and any other printer ink by the Challenge Centre of North, South Carolina.

The group is committed to collecting recyclables, such as ink cartridges over the next few months as a fund-raiser and as a way of providing a service to the community, the Times and Democrat reports.

Up for collection will be ink cartridges and toner cartridges, as well as mobile phones, mp3 players, laptop computers and aluminium cans.

Sandy Sigmon of the Challenge Center told the paper: "Most people are unaware that more than 75 per cent of ink cartridges used in North America are thrown away when empty. That means more than 450 million of these ink cartridges are thrown away each year."

The collection site recommends that when those donating ink cartridges and toner cartridges they replace a cartridge they repack the old cartridge in the box that the new one came in to protect the cartridge from damage that would make it unusable.

By Jamie Foster

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