Tuesday, May 10, 2011

When it Comes to Conserving Resources, Every Little Bit Counts

Did you know that it takes approximately three-and-a-half quarts to produce the plastic for a brand new OEM or compatible toner cartridge? According to StopWaste.org, a toner cartridge can be remanufactured up to four times, which means up to 14 quarts of oil can be saved by toner cartridge recycling and buying remanufactured toner cartridges.

Image Reproduced from Guardian.co.uk
If you’re serious about going green with your printing, consider the prediction of HSBC Senior Global Economist Karen Ward, who said in a recent CNBC article that even without increasing demand, we could have “as little as 49 years of oil left.”

Scary right? Think of how much less oil we might have if it weren’t for the advent of hybrid vehicles and other innovations designed to reduce our reliance on oil and other non-sustainable resources.

Want to pitch in and do your part to help save the environment? Start small by doing things like monitoring your energy usage at home and in the office. Have a short commute to work? Consider riding a bike to and from your office. Not only will it help lower your carbon footprint, biking at least half-an-hour a day will also lower your cholesterol levels and boost your metabolism. When it comes to printing, consider using purchasing your remanufactured toner cartridges and remanufactured ink cartridges from TonerGreen for your documents and photos. Don’t forget that we also recycle used toner cartridges as part of our recycling program, and give store credit for virgin OEM toner cartridges to help you save on your next purchase.

While each action individually won’t make too much of a dent in helping to conserve our current oil supply, the potential to preserve our resources increases exponentially when done in tandem and by a large group of people. The most important thing is taking that first step and committing to it. Get a few friends to join in, and the rest will take care of itself.

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