SOURCE: Cartridge World

October 25, 2010 16:50 ET

Cartridge World Celebrates America Recycles Day

Printer Cartridge Retailer Says Refilling Ink and Toner Cartridges Benefits Budgets and the Environment

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - October 25, 2010) -  America Recycles Day, on November 15, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. This year Cartridge World, the world's fastest growing ink and toner refilling retailer, celebrates America Recycles Day by raising awareness about the role that recycling programs can play in protecting the environment and preserving natural resources.

Cartridge World encourages consumers, schools and businesses to refill ink and toner cartridges, rather than discarding empty cartridges and buying new, brand-name cartridges. This environmentally-sound option results in both cost savings to their customers and waste reduction in local landfills.

"With more than 350 million ink cartridges discarded in North American landfills each year, the impact that refilling these cartridges can have is huge," said Tom Fricke, CEO of Cartridge World. "Our goal is to raise awareness about the importance of recycling in general, and the potential positive impact that refilling ink and toner cartridges specifically can have on our local and national environment."

Cartridge World has a long-standing commitment to protecting the environment. They have compiled statistics that tell the story. For example:

  • Almost 8 ink or toner cartridges are thrown away per second in the U.S. alone!
  • 70 percent of used printer cartridges throughout the world are currently being thrown out.
  • The number of cartridges discarded worldwide in one year, placed end-to-end, would circle the globe three times

"These statistics are about more than waste," says Fricke. "They represent a serious threat to our environment as well. Each time we remanufacture a laser cartridge, we keep nearly 2.5 pounds of metal and plastic out of our local landfills. When you think about the fact that a laser cartridge can take up to 450 years to decompose in a landfill, and that some of the components can take more than a thousand years to break down, it just makes sense to refill your used cartridges."

According to Fricke, most inkjet cartridges can be refilled up to five times, and laser jet cartridges can be refilled many more times than that. Refilled or remanufactured cartridges deliver the same print quality as new, and come with a 100 percent money-back guarantee on quality and performance.

For more information, please call (888) 99-REFILL or visit

About Cartridge World
Emeryville, CA -- based Cartridge World is the world's fastest growing ink and toner refilling retailer and franchisor in the $80 billion printer cartridge industry. The company refills and remanufactures inkjet and toner printer cartridges, using state-of-the-art processes and high quality inks and toners. It offers consumers and businesses a more affordable option to buying new, provides a 100 percent satisfaction money-back guarantee and helps the environment by keeping cartridges out of landfills. Voted #1 in the category of toner replacement services by Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 for 2010, Cartridge World has more than 1,700 franchised retail locations in 61 countries. For more information call (888) 99-REFILL or visit