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A Message from Planet Green
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

“Only by working together
can we make a difference.”


 

Over a decade ago, Planet Green envisioned the importance of recycling printer cartridges. That very same vision led to the birth of the Planet Green Recycling Fundraising Program. With the help of thousands of organizations nationwide we have been able to recycle over 8 Million pounds of printer cartridges that have been kept out of landfills. Along the way our program expanded to recycle cell phones and various small electronics like PDA’s, MP3 players, and GPS devices to name a few, but our goal will not stop there. With your help, we can expand this number to double, triple to quadruple in amounts.

Our recycling program is about being socially responsible. By embodying greater habits for ourselves and younger generations to save whatever precious resources we have left on our great planet is key. Educating our community, our friends and our family of the severity on how these impact our everyday lives will bring us to the realization that “Only by working together can we make a difference” in keeping our landfills free of electronic waste.


Did you know…?


Inkjet Cartridges /Toners

  • It is estimated that 13 inkjet cartridges are discarded every second
  • For every 100,000 used toner cartridges recycled, we can save 9599 kilograms of aluminum, 40 tons of plastic, and 1,000,000 liters of oil
  • Only one of every 500 cartridges is recycled in the U.S.

Cell Phones/ PDAs

  • It is estimated that cell phones/PDAs are discarded after 18 months of use
  • Over 2 million cell phones/PDAs will be buried in landfills per week
  • PDAs and cell phones are made of precious metals, copper and plastics, all of which require massive amounts of energy to mine and manufacture

IPods/MP3s

  • iPods/MP3s are not just 10,000 songs in your pocket. The heavy metals that they are made of also represent toxic waste that will spend the next 10,000 years in a landfill
  • 52 grams of polycarbonate go into every iPod package
  • Although polycarbonate itself is environmentally sound and recyclable, it still needs toxic chemicals to produce it. 1 iPod produces 68 lbs. of C0 2

Digital Cameras

  • Camera batteries are made up of mercury, nickel, and other toxic materials that can leak out and seep into the ground water supply
  • Like PDAs and cell phones, cameras are made of precious metals, copper and plastics, all of which require massive amounts of energy to mine and manufacture

Join the Planet Green commitment. Be Green, while making Green for a Greener Tomorrow.

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