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Category Archive: Eco-Friendly Printing

A collection of articles on keeping your printing as green as possible. Whether its recycling empty cartridges or advice on making sure your printing habit is sustainable.

Cheaper Printing for Everyone!

...ue rating, rrp and features that you require, along with a handy purchase link via Amazon. We’ll be updating this tool over the coming months to reflect newly released printers and multi-function devices so you can have up-to-date advice on your next printer purchase, give it a spin by clicking in the image below or visiting https://refreshcartridges.co.uk/cheaper-printing/ directly. It’s our hope that this will spread some of our prin...

Environmental Responsibility at Refresh Cartridges

...up in landfill sites. The plastics and metals they contain can take up to 1000 years to decompose. When your cartridge is empty, it is classed as waste and you have a legal responsibility to ensure that you produce, store, transport and dispose of this waste without harming the environment. This is called your duty of care. Re-using material which would normally have been thrown away has dramatic effects. It not only protects our environment but a...

Quality & Standards at Refresh Cartridges

...rity of them are also STMC and Reach Compliant – This means they have been recognised internationally for their quality and environmental management within their organisation. Through these measures our manufacturers achieve a low failure rate and produce a product that gives comparable quality and performance to that of an original equipment manufacturers cartridge. In July 2011 out of 26842 toner cartridges sold our primary manufacturer had just...

How to Save Ink and Paper when Printing Web Pages

...und images waiting for me in the printer. Not only does it cost me more in ink and paper but it is far from environmentally friendly. With this in mind I set off to find a way of easily streamlining my online printing habit, save ink and money. Internet Explorer The best option I found for IE was HP Smart Print. Whilst I am disappointed that the add-on requires the installation of the Bing bar the add-one itself is actually really well-rounded and...

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...

Toner Cartridge Recycling

...s in order to make this process economically viable. If you are looking to recycle Inkjet Cartridges then please click here as the procedure is different for these units. Unfortunately we are no longer aware of any company who will collect remanufactured toner cartridges due to them being expensive to collect and holding no monetary value. Most manufacturers will only recycle a toner cartridge once and as such a cartridge that has already been rem...

Ink Cartridge Recycling

...lease simply pop it in to any envelope, print out a label by clicking the link below, stick it to the outside of the envelope and we will be happy to get it recycled. DOWNLOAD FREEPOST LABEL Literally any Inkjet Cartridge can be returned to the address above including those originally manufactured by Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Kodak and Lexmark. The above address is only suitable for Inkjet Cartridges. If you have any toner cartridges to be...

Sustainable Printing with ‘Print A Forest’

...clicks and once you click “Print a Forest” the application disappears leaving you to carry on with your day. All in all the process is very unobtrusive and the only real down side is that all of your prints have a very small advert at the bottom of the page. If you have any doubts or want to see the application in action I have made a short video below that shows printing every step of the way. You can download Printaforest from and why not head...

Recycle with Refresh

...each new laser toner cartridge and 90 ml of oil is needed to produce each ink-jet cartridge. It’s estimated that more than 30 million ink-jet cartridges are dumped each year in the UK alone, each made of high quality engineering grade polymers which take up to 1000 years to decompose. These facts help to illustrate the importance of recycling cartridges, especially as the price of oil is ever increasing whilst supplies are depleting. If you...

Refilling Ink Cartridges

...much ink and where to inject it for your cartridge: Canon Black PG-37/2145B001, PG-40/0615B001, PG-50/0616B001 Canon Black PG-510/2970B001AA, PG-512/2969B001AA Canon Colour CL-38/2146B001, CL-41/0617B001, CL-51/0618B001 Canon Colour CL-511/2972B001AA, CL-513/2971B001AA Dell Black T0529/592-10039 Dell Colour JF333/592-10177 Dell Colour T0530/592-10040 Hewlett Packard Black HP 21/C9351AE, HP 21XL/C9351CE, HP 27/C8727AN, HP 56/C6656AE Hewlett Packard...

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