Help Save Our Environment

By recycling your cartridges with us, and encouraging your friends to do the same, you'll help to offset the carbon footprint of your printing, and help us improve our environment one cartridge at a time.

Even if we can't raise funds for the Against Malaria Foundation from your cartridge models, we're happy to advise you on the many alternative options (most of them free!) for environmentally-sensitive disposal.

  Zero to Landfill

Over 2/3rds of empty printer cartridges in the UK are simply thrown away into landfill instead of being recycled or reused.

A typical cartridge, with its plastics and electronics, will take up to 1,000 years to degrade in a landfill site.

This is a sorry state of affairs, and our services offer a simple way to counteract this β€” and raising funds for a good cause too if we can!

  Reuse instead of Recycling

You can recycle your cartridges in many places, but Cartridges4Charity takes things a step further...

Your donated cartridges are reused instead of merely being recycled.

We've helped reuse over 100,000 cartridges in our many years of operation, saving an estimated 250 tonnes of CO2.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Reuse is a step above recycling in the environmental impact hierarchy.

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  What Happens to Cartridges?

Full / unused cartridges we find a new home for if possible instead of recycling, so they are used in the manner intended when they were manufactured which is much better than trying to recycle them.

Empty cartridges are professionally cleaned, tested and refilled to become new 'remanufactured' cartridges, and helps people to find a cheaper alternative to the manufacturers' original cartridges

  Reducing CO2 Emissions

Refilling empties saves up to 2.5kg of CO2 compared to the manufacture of a cartridge from scratch.

And finding a new home for a full cartridge saves 5kg of CO2 as nothing has to be manufactured or refilled to meet the same demand.

  Spring 2024 Totals

  2,718 mosquito nets donated

  725 cartridges reused

  3,625kg of CO2 saved

  Lifetime Totals

  127,604 mosquito nets donated

  over 100,000 cartridges reused

  over 250 tonnes of CO2 saved