Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ink and toner cartridges (also called "genuine" cartridges) require a significant investment in resources, such as rubber, plastic, steel, and aluminum. Each component of the cartridge, including the silicon circuit, ink distributor, and ink tank, uses these resources. On average during the production process, an OEM ink cartridge uses 2 pints of oil and an OEM toner cartridge uses 5 pints. Not to mention that it takes 450 to 1,000 years for the cartridge to decompose in a landfill.
Take a More Sustainable Approach to Printing
That's why remanufactured ink and toner cartridges are such a great choice for the environment. Remanufactured cartridges are made from recycled OEM cartridges, thus saving precious resources and reducing landfill waste.When you buy remanufactured cartridges from ComboInk, you will:
- Conserve the rubber, plastic, steel, and aluminum that goes into producing a new cartridge
- Save the world from another roughly 3.5 pounds of non-biodegradable material in our landfills
- Cut your ink spending by up to 80% by joining the remanufactured revolution
Recyle Your Old Cartridges
More than 350 million cartridges are thrown away each year instead of being recycled. So what can you do with your old cartridges? Many manufacturers have their own recycling programs that eventually lead to our products on ComboInk. Read the side of your product's box to find out about disposal best practices or view our helpful toner and ink cartridge recycling guide.