Monday, December 10, 2007

Used toner cartridge? Sit on it

Here’s a creative new use for those spent toner and ink jet cartridges. It’s true that some vendors have a cartridge return program where they can re-use or recycle them, but many do not. It’s especially bad on the off-brand toner and ink market. What’s an eco-conscientious user to do?

Now a UK recycling company called Waycam has a new idea – they use a process that transforms cartridges into a plastic called TRI Wood, and then turn it into fence posts and garden furniture.

While the furniture aspect is a great stunt, the serious issue, as they acknowledge, is recycling the (highly toxic) used toner. It’s another step in the effort to keep more toxins out of landfills. This kind of thing is becoming increasingly a legal necessity in Europe, and it is something that should spread in the near future to the US.

6 comments:

cadub said...

I admire the efforts of Waycam to convert potentially hazardous waste into something useful. Kudos to Waycam.

A question thoug: I am a little aware of the quality of plastics used in making toner and ink cartridges. Are the furnitures made from recycled cartridges meet the needed characteristics of furniture users?

- Marlo Tejada

-------------------------------
Don't waste money on Printer Ink. Save up to 65% on toner cartridges, ink cartridges and printer supplies. http://www.concordsupplies.com

chamika said...

singhalaya

chamika said...

The cartridge in printers are now like wise is been quality made and has been popular well by the company.
................
Chamika

Great Deals on Printer Ink Cartridges - Up to 65% Off HP, Espon, Lexmark, Dell, Canon and more.
Ink Cartridges

buddypress said...

Buy 4 PC-21C color cartridges and get the 5th one FREE. The PC-21C color ink tank replaces the Canon BCI-21C color ink tank.
HP Ink Cartridges

buddypress said...

Hello

Make Money From Your Blog

We offer you an opportunity to make some decent money from your website.
- 5% - 25% Commission.
- 10-90 Day Cookie Period.
- 100,000+ Items
- Average order value of $30.00

It costs nothing to get started with the marketing program. In fact, as an partner affiliate, you will be paid commissions on ALL sales and accessory orders generated through your website.

You can contact our account representative with any questions, comments, or concerns; Please sign up now and be a part of this wonderful, invite only program.

Make Money From Your Blog

Gary said...

I am glad to have found this very useful site. Since I am working on a proyect, I need to research lots of information even related to Generic Viagra .
Thanks for sharing such a great blog