Stats and Facts


Incredible Stats & Facts

  • 60 – 80% of all used toner cartridges go directly into trash cans and end up in landfill.

  • 1000 YEARS is how long it takes for a print cartridge to fully decompose in a landfill site.

  • 350 MILLION Worldwide is the annual amount of print cartridges disposed of in landfill sites.

  • 70% of the non recycled cartridges exist in the U.S.

100,000 recycled print cartridges saves the following:

  • 9599 kilograms of aluminum

  • 40 tons of plastic

  • 1,000,000 liters of oil

  • 12% PER YEAR is the annual growth rate of non recycled print cartridges.

True Environmental Impact

Green House Gases emissions from manufacturing a single mono toner cartridge have been calculated to be approximately 4.8 kg CO2; per cartridge. This is for the cartridge only and excludes the toner inside. The Life Cycle Assessment of toner reveals that the GHG emissions are approximately 16 metric tons per 1 metric ton toner produced. On average a cartridge with a yield of 5000 pages contains 200 grams toner. This equals 3.2 kg CO2 emission per cartridge.

You can help yourself and the environment. Ask us about advanced cartridge recycling programs that pay you money to recycle with us!