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INDUSTRY FACTS

Elite Printer Solutions' eco-smart toner cartridges help our customers have a real impact in America's battle to preserve the environment by reducing the number of toner cartridges that reach our landfills.

Did you know?

  • It takes nearly a gallon (3-1/2 quarts) of oil to produce a new laser printer cartridge, and 2-1/2 ounces of oil to manufacture each new inkjet cartridge.
  • More than 350 million printer cartridges go into North American landfills every year.
  • The total weight of cartridges thrown away each year in this country is equivalent to 67,612 Ford Explorers or 112,463 Volkswagen Beetles.
  • In a single year, the worlds discarded cartridges stacked end-to-end would circle the earth three times.
  • Most printer cartridges contain mixed resin plastics, the most difficult type of plastic to recycle.
  • A laser printer cartridge thrown into a landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose (while components made of industrial-grade plastic will take over a thousand years).

Remanufactured Printer Cartridges Make a Difference

  • Remanufacturing printer cartridges saves energy and the natural resources used to produce power while reducing greenhouse gases.
  • Every remanufactured cartridge saves nearly 3.5 pounds of solid waste from being deposited into landfills.
  • More than 3 million companies around the world already rely on these quality products for their printing needs.
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