I had absolutely no idea that it took almost a gallon of oil to make one, single, toner cartridge, until I read “Keep Ink Cartridges Out Of Trash Bins”, in the Alameda Sun. Think about how many printers, photocopies and fax machines are in your office; then think about how many times each year you run out of ink; then multiply that by all the offices across the country. Do you know what you get? You get 350 million empty cartridges hitting the landfill, every single year.
That’s right – 350 million.
Next time you run out of ink, don’t call up Office Depot for a new one; find a place where you can refill the one you already have.