Being eco-friendly is not only good for the environment but feels very satisfying as well. And ink cartridges are some the most common waste items in offices and homes nowadays. Although the easiest way to get rid of them responsibly is sending them back to the manufacturer or an office supplies shop to recycle. In case that is not an option, here are some things you can do with them.
- Get the refilled and use them again. Most ink cartridge manufacturers offer refills. You can either get it done from a shop or buy a refill kit and do it at home. Click here for ink cartridges.
- Look for NGOs, charities and other such organizations that collect ink cartridges of any brands including 123Inkjets as donations. They usually get money in return. Thus, you will be preventing the environment and doing charity.
- It is preferable to re-use the cartridge instead of recycling it. Although recycling is a good option because it takes less than 80% energy required to manufacture a new one, however, refilling takes no energy at all. But then again a cartridge cannot be used indefinitely, and has to be replaced after a few refills.
Act responsibly and use your ink cartridges until they outlive their refill stage. After that get them recycled.