The greater part of ink-jet cartridges are made out of plastic. In a landfill situation they are likely to take thousands of years to degrade, all the time releasing plasticizers into the environment. Every year millions of these empty ink-jet cartridges are simply thrown away. Recycling used ink-jet cartridges is easy and is eminently beneficial to the environment. Recycling helps reduce the amount of solid waste generated and conserves raw materials. Apart from the plastic container the functional elements in an ink-jet cartridge are effectively solid state, in that they can be reused without loss of print quality.
There are essentially two types of none OEM cartridges available. There are compatible cartridges, which are effectively new units designed to match the requirement of the original manufacturers units. The second category are re-manufactured cartridges. These are recycled units which have been rigorously cleaned, had there chips reset, refilled and tested.
Whichever option you choose you will save a considerable sum over the cost of new cartridges especially if you print numerous sheets on a regular basis. Plus you know you're contributing to the recycling effort.
Advantage Printer Consumables based in Selby, North Yorkshire offer a comprehensive range of both re-manufactured and compatible cartridges. They also offer free UK delivery.
Advantage Printer Consumables,
Oakney Wood Avenue,
Selby Business Park,