Toner Recycling

Learn about recycling printer cartridges.

Did You Know?

  • The plastic used in each printer cartridge takes more than 10 centuries (that's 1000 years!) to decompose (International Imaging Technology Council,, 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,, October 2008.)
  • Stacking 125 laser toner cartridges end-to-end equals the height of the Statue of Liberty.

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