The said ink cartridges recycling program by INX Digital will soon accept all used and empty wide-format OEM digital ink cartridges. Although it is only limited to OEM digital printer cartridges, there are also these similar recycling programs and organizations dedicated for conventional printer consumables.
One thing you should remember with regards to the program is that, it's a requirement to send out at least 20 ink cartridges to be able to get your returns accepted. The advantage of free shipping can only be availed if you put the cartridges in a box packaging at your own expense, and uses a UPS call tag which can be generated through their partner website. To check out the tag, you may visit : www.wideformatrecycling.com
According to Ken Kisner, INX Digital's Vice President of Business Development and CTO for Digital Division Ink Technologies:
“In North America, over 350 million inks cartridges are sent to landfills annually. Most people are not aware that recycled ink cartridges are extremely beneficial since they use 80 percent fewer resources than a new cartridge.”
Kisner also added, "We believe this ink cartridge program is another step in the right direction to reduce, reuse and recycle efficiently.”
The use of recycled toner cartridges and ink cartridges can create a great impact and of course advantageous results for the environment. Also, participating on such programs makes you a better and environmentally responsible being, besides who else can protect the only place we live, there will be nobody but us.