More than 30 million inkjet cartridges (the same weight as eighteen blue whales!) and 2 million toner cartridges are dumped each year in the UK. Most could be reused, remanufactured or recycled.
When buying a printer, choose one that uses cartridges that can easily be refilled.
Think before you print! Reducing the amount you print will save the amount of ink you use, and therefore the number cartridges that you need.
Did you know you can refill ink cartridges yourself? It’s not as difficult as you might think. You can buy refill kits from several organisations and supermarkets in store or online.
You can use these instructions as a general guide: http://www.wikihow.com/Refill-and-Reuse-a-Printer-Cartridge.
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