Need To Recycle Printer Ink Enforced By Food Wastage Shock

2010-03-29 09:05:26

Published on 2010-03-29 09:05:26

Shocking statistics relating to the amount of food that families waste has meant that recycling all kinds of printer ink - toner cartridges and ink cartridges - has become imperative if households are to retain any semblance of green living.

WRAP, the recycling body, said that households in the UK waste 8.3 billion tonnes of food every year which equates to £12 billion, while they also claimed that the average family with children could save £50 a month by using the food they already bought.

Emma Marsh, local communications manager, said: "So, £50 a month for the average household simply by using the food they have already bought.

"Environmentally that's the same impact as taking one in four cars off our road. Every time we send food into our bins, essentially it goes into landfill and it produces methane."

The equivalent of at least 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide could be saved if advice from WRAP is followed, statistics claimed.

The need to recycle ink cartridges and toner cartridges has increased in order to reduce the carbon footprint of households in the longterm.

By Johnny McMaster

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