Printer Ink Recycling Centre Booming

2010-07-27 16:47:15

Published on 2010-07-27 16:47:15

A printer ink centre in America is taking off due to a new printer ink cartridges recycling scheme. According to, Steve and Denise Hunter, who run Hunters Print & Copy in the town of Morinville, Alberta, in Canada, have begun to offer a recycling scheme for ink and toner cartridges.

The business has teamed up with a local recycling firm after they suggested a pick-up scheme in which empty printer ink cartridges and toner cartridges could be collected. Mr and Mrs Hunter exchange vouchers for empty printer ink and toner cartridges brought into the store. Ink cartridges receive a $1 (62 pence) coupon, toner cartridges a $5 (£3) one.

The pair said the new scheme was in keeping with their thoughts on recycling and thought it set them apart from other printer ink shops. "As a print shop, we're trying to recycle as much as possible," Mrs Hunter told the news provider. "We've heard of places that just take them back, but they can't say what they're doing with them." Mr Hunter told the news source: "It's like anything else – if you can reuse it, it's better for the environment."

Earlier this month a group of school children in Wiltshire were recognised for their own printer ink recycling scheme.

Posted by Jamie Foster.

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