Charity Joins The Ink Cartridge Recycling Drive

2010-03-23 16:28:59

Published on 2010-03-23 16:28:59

Breast Cancer Campaign, the UK charity, is encouraging everyone in the UK to recycle their used ink cartridges or old bras and textiles to help fund important research.

According to the charity it has raised over £100,000 through its recycling programme since 2005, but is driving even harder this year to try and raise more money to make a difference to the 46,000 people that are diagnosed with the illness each year.

The firm receives £1 for every used ink cartridge and £3 for every mobile phone successfully recycled, while it will also receive £200 for every tonne of textiles recycled.

Franklin Jacoyange, Breast Cancer Campaign's corporate partnerships executive, said: "It is estimated that there are 15 million mobile phone handsets and over 30 million printer ink cartridges discarded in the UK every year, the majority of which could be recycled.

"Our recycling programmes offer people with a quick and easy way to support the charity and not only will you be helping us to continue funding breast cancer research, you'll also be helping the environment."

By Johnny McMaster

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