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Go Green! Recycle Your Old Printer and Ink Cartridges at Mailboxes Etc. Tribeca and Reduce Waste November 1, 2013

Tribeca, Manhattan
Go Green! Recycle Your Old Printer and Ink Cartridges at Mailboxes Etc. Tribeca and Reduce Waste, Manhattan, New York

Mail Boxes Etc. has been servicing Tribeca for over twenty years, offering a wide range of services ranging from mailbox rentals, fax services, package shipping, international shipping, and passport photos. Now Mail boxes etc. of Tribeca has added recycling to their credentials. Whether you are a business owner, hardworking employee, or work from home, chances are you utilize some sort of printer or copy machine. Instead of merely tossing empty ink cartridges in the trash why not reduce waste and recycle? Mail Boxes Etc. Tribeca now offers a recycling program for inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges, cell phones, batteries, Styrofoam peanuts, and bubble wrap.

Within the United States more than 13 printer and ink cartridges are improperly disposed of every second, totaling an estimated 375 million each year. A single ink or toner cartridge may not seem like much, but culminated, they take quite an environmental toll. The average toner cartridge is 40 percent plastic and 40 percent metal, and also includes small amounts of rubber, paper, and foam, a high majority of which is not biodegradable. On average a single cartridge requires almost a gallon of oil to produce. Due to such taxing environmental concerns, many companies remanufacture ink cartridges, and of the composition materials, 97 percent can be reused and recycled.

Used cartridges can be remanufactured many times over, thus reducing the amount of plastic, steel, aluminum, and rubber in landfills. Recycling and purchasing recycled cartridges can save upwards of 3.5 pounds of waste a day!

Next time you need to replace an ink or toner cartridge, don’t merely toss it into a garbage can. Bring it to Mail Boxes Etc. Tribeca and have it reused and recycled. While you’re there ship packages, purchase office supplies, and deposit old batteries, cell phones, and bubble wrap to help keep your office, and the planet, running efficiently.