The plastic used in each printer cartridge takes more than 10 centuries (that's 1000 years!) to decompose. (International Imaging Technology Council, www.consumerchoice.info, October 2008.)
More than 3 quarts of oil are used to produce each laser cartridge. (Recharger Magazine.)
25 million printer cartridges go to landfills each month. (Greening the Government, U.S. Dept. of Energy Office of Industrial Technologies.)
Toner cartridge remanufacturing saves over 38,000 tons of plastic and metal from landfills. (International Imaging Technology Council, www.consumerchoice.info, October 2008.)
Stacking 125 laser toner cartridges end-to-end equals the height of the Statue of Liberty.
Information taken from: http://www.ikonrecycling.com/