Waste Management and Cartridge World have launched a printer cartridge recycling program. Called “Recycle-2-Save,” the program allows businesses to recycle used cartridges for free and also offers them the chance to purchase “remanufactured cartridges,” i.e., cartridges that are made from the working parts of discarded cartridges.
WM LampTracker, a subsidiary of Waste Management that recycles lamps and batteries, among other products, will run the Recycle-2-Save program. Businesses can participate by going to the LampTracker website and clicking on the “Cartridge Recycling” link located under the “Products” menu item.
According to a Waste Management press release, cartridges made of recycled parts typically cost between 20 percent to 40 percent less than cartridges made of virgin materials. “This is a win-win for customers that choose to take advantage of this program,” said Matt Coz, vice president of Waste Management’s Product Recovery Group, in a press release. “Not only can customers recycle their used ink and toner cartridges in an environmentally responsible way for free, they can also buy the replacement supplies for their business’s needs at a substantial discount over new non-recycled cartridges.”