As more Americans recycle, there are still many everyday things that could be recycled, or recycled to a much greater degree.
Ink cartridges are a good example. Almost 2 billion ink and toner cartridges are used worldwide every year. Here in the U.S. at least 350 million of them get thrown out annually. Approximately 1,000 tons of them wind up in landfills or get exported to poor countries overseas.
Only about 20 percent of all cartridges sold get reused. A Southern California company has come up with a better, easier recycling program they hope will give consumers the incentive to change these abysmal statistics.
Micro Solutions Enterprises, perhaps the largest remanufacturer of toner cartridges, realized that these necessary devices were creating a serious environmental blight. They created Recycle4Cash, a recycling program that pays you to collect and send in your used cartridges.
For more on this innovative recycling program and to learn how it can be used as a great fundraiser for schools, click here the full article.