How are cartridges recycled?

Posted on July 07, 2014 | 0 Comments

Often we receive calls from customers and also others looking for a way to recycle their cartridges. There are many programs around that use old cartridges and recycle them in some way or another but we thought we would give you a quick run through on HP's Planet Partner Program.


Typical cartridges are manufactured with glass-filled PolyEthylene Terephthalate (PET). This material is great as it provides a reliable and quality cartridge but the downside is that it uses materials that have to be sourced from nature. However, HP manufacturers PET from recycled ink and toner cartridges. When HP then manufactures it's ink and toner cartridges, it mixes it's recycled plastic with it's regular PET. These cartridges meet the same high quality standards that HP prides itself upon.


Overall, HP has recycled over 500 million cartridges across 70 counties. All cartridges that are sent back to HP are recycled. Once the process has been finished it starts all over again. 


If you use HP cartridges check out where you can recycle your cartridges.



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