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Cartridge Recycling With Refresh

Cartridge Recycling With Refresh

In 2006 approximately 120 million laser toner and inkjet cartridges were sold throughout Europe. Regrettably, only about 25% of these units were recovered for re-use (the preferred EU recycling solution).

Each year, our partner recycling company prevents approximately 2,500 tonnes of printer consumables entering the waste stream.  They were the first recycler to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard, their site uses green renewable energy and they continuously strive to ensure that all products used on site are recycled therefore reducing our impact on climate change.  As a company we are also in the process of reviewing our carbon footprint and making proactive steps to reduce it in both our warehouses and local stores.

Whilst the collection and re-sale of used printer cartridges is a commercial activity, the benefit to the environment is incontrovertible.

In order to get started please select whether you are looking to recycle Toner Cartridges or Inkjet Cartridges in order to get directed to the relevant section.

About the author

Chris is the director of Refresh eCommerce and founded the company in 1999. He has worked with computers and printers all of his working life and has in-depth technical knowledge on a variety of subjects.

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  1. Susan Littledale

    I have six unopened cartridges from my old Canon printer which are not compatible with my new printer. I dont want to throw them away. Shall I return them to you for resale or recycling or donation to charity?

    1. Matthew Stevenson

      I would normally suggest entering them into inkjet recycling part of this scheme, but it does seem a little wasteful if they are still full. We would be more than happy to take the cartridges back and either use them as credit towards a future order or sort you out with direct replacements for your new printer. As long as they are unopened, have been purchased in the last year and are in a condition where we can responsibly resell them please send them to the address below with a covering note:

      Refresh Cartridges
      158 Torquay Road
      TQ3 2AH

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  2. Fiona

    I have a box of empty cartridges (Canon compatible). Can they be sent to you for recycling as no-one seems to want compatible and it seems wasteful to throw them into landfill.

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