Office Equipment Tips: Recycle Toner Cartridges!

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In today's day and age, we're all responsible for going green--but that can be a huge task for many companies. Luckily, there are easy, painless ways to go green without wasting time, money, or energy. Take, for example, your toner cartridges. Are you recycling them? If not, here's how to get started!

Doing Your Part

Your office equipment is a huge part of everything you do--and since printing is still so important in the business world, the chances are high that you go through a lot of toner cartridges. The good news is that, although all those cartridges have an impact on the environment, you can help make that a great impact by recycling. It's easier than you might think, and, in most cases, it's an easy way to get rid of cartridges without much extra work.

Step 1: Understand the value of recycling.

If you're not sure whether recycling toner cartridges is the best way for your company to go green, consider this. Cartridges can take 1,000 years or more to decompose in the landfill, and for that whole time, dangerous chemicals are being released into the environment. Recycling toner cartridges isn't just a simple solution for your company; it's a crucial solution for Mother Earth.

Step 2: Research local facilities.

Once you're ready to take this simple, efficient step, it's time to do your homework. Make sure to find a facility that accepts toner cartridges--and if you can't, there are resources like www.Earth911.com that can help.

Step 3: Consider a charity.

Partnering with a charity to recycle toner cartridges is the best of a symbiotic relationship. The charity gets the funds from recycling your toner cartridges, and, in turn, you get an easy way to go green while helping your community.

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