Recycling Laser Printer Consumables, Is that Necessary?
Indeed, there is a need! Let the facts lead us to the answer. Global sales for personal computers and laptops reached a staggering 224 million units this year and counting. This does not include the over 2 billion units shipped from between year 2000 to 2008. In second quarter of 2009, over 24 million printer units were shipped worldwide. This does not include the over 33 million unit shipments registered in 2008. Let’s say each printer would require 1 toner cartridge or ink cartridge per month. This would translate to an annual consumption of over 3 billion cartridge units. Sooner or later, these peripherals would find its way into landfills. Now imagine how the improper disposal of even 1% of the mentioned electronic devices can aggravate the condition of already congested landfills. E-garbage is a perennial problem that has troubled both affluent and developing countries. Know that pertinent electronic components contain contaminants that are hazardous to humans and to the environme