An example of a useful commodity is the ink and toner printer cartridges. Their functions are entirely utilize till the last bit of a drop inside the cartridge. But since cartridges are generally made from petrochemicals that are non biodegradable, recycling them can be much easier than to wait for several years in order for these cartridges to decompose. It is very worthy to recycle any material that is reusable, you're not only extending the life span of this material but you're also protecting the environment by creating eco-friendly toner cartridges and ink cartridges. One must be knowledgeable of the steps and proper procedures of recycling cartridges as there are harmful elements that may cause a bigger problem to the environment if not properly disposed of.
If you are not fully aware of the appropriate procedures of recycling cartridges, you may just send them back to their manufacturer as there are few companies who accept return cartridges for them to do the proper way of recycling. If you're not planning to use the cartridge for your printer after you recycled it and you just want to create something advantageous out of it, like for example, you want to use the casing as a paperweight or as a pencil container, you must still follow proper guidelines on how to recycle.
There are printer cartridges that are remanufactured by third party manufacturers that are professional on the process of recycling ink and toner cartridges. A remanufactured toner cartridge is emptied first from residual particles of toner powders that are left from the container. Recycled cartridges past through a series of quality test and thorough examination assuring
excellent performance for their consumers. The same thing applies when remanufacturing ink cartridges.
So you see, it is very necessary to recycle materials that can still be useful and advantageous when recycling is applied with a good idea or for a good cause. You may either come up with a new product that is useful for a different purpose or boost the life of the material that you're working out.