Conservation group launches recycling scheme for printer cartridges
WWF UK has launched a collection and recycling service for ink-jet and toner cartridge users.
In conjunction with the recycling company, Office Green Limited, WWF is offering a free-of-charge collection service, in response to last years statistic that less than 5% of the 40 million ink cartridges used in the UK were recycled.
“The public produces too much waste,” said Diana Brown, Environmental Management Officer at WWF. “Whatever we do with it there are environmental impacts. It comes down to this, people must buy carefully and reduce the amount of waste they create. Whatever we use and however we use it, we need to minimise waste and recycle what’s left.”
One of the largest recyclers of used office equipment in the UK, Office Green carries out much of its work in conjunction with local charities. “By working with WWF, we are helping to reduce waste and raise awareness, the prime objective of our company and very much part of our corporate philosophy, this has culminated in the recent expansion of facilities at our Barking premises, and the creation of 10 new jobs,” said Simon Davies, Office Green General Manager.