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Your trash can make cash!

Recycle all your ink cartridges at Cash Stores and help the environment and our community


Cash stores in Abbots Bromley will now take your old ink cartridges for recycling and any money raised is very kindly being donated to ABSA, helping us raise funds for the new clubhouse. Simply pop them in while you are selecting your groceries!

Recycling printer cartridges is important because the materials used to make ink and toner cartridges can be harmful to human health and the environment.


If you stacked all of the empty printer cartridges generated each year end-to-end, they would circle the earth twice


Printer cartridges are made of a complex blend of plastic, metal, foam, ink, and toner. As a result, these components cannot easily be separated.

You can’t toss empty printer cartridges in with standard paper and plastic recycling but don’t toss them in the trash either! Nearly 100% of printer cartridge materials can be recycled. This greatly reduces airborne pollutants.


Facts & Stats About Printer Cartridges Recycling

The numbers are staggering when it comes to printer cartridge recycling. So much is wasted every day. Check out these eye-popping facts and figures:

  • Approximately 375 million printer cartridges are tossed in the trash every year.

  • A laser printer cartridge takes up to 450 years to decompose.

  • The industrial-grade plastics used in printer cartridge manufacturing take over a thousand years to decompose.

  • One of the most toxic forms of waste is electronic waste, or e-waste.

  • Each new toner cartridge requires about one gallon of oil to manufacture. Recycling printer cartridges can potentially save millions of gallons of crude oil each year!

  • Approximately 1.3 billion inkjet cartridges are used around the world annually, but less than 30% of them are properly recycled.


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