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The Life of a Recycled Inkjet Cartridge

April 2, 2014

Would you have guessed that the three chasing arrows in the recycle symbol stand for the process of collecting, manufacturing and purchasing of a recycled item? In an article by Earth911, Mary Mazzoni discusses common misconceptions about the term ‘close the loop’ as well as what the recycling symbol means in various industries. It’s common for most to be aware of recycling the following:

  • Soda Cans
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Glass Bottles
  • Paper
  • Cardboard

Well, that’s not all folks. So much more can be recycled to reduce the strain on natural resources. For one, inkjet printer cartridges are almost always recyclable.

The Life of a Recycled Inkjet



This little green symbol tells the story of Planet Green and the life of a recycled inkjet cartridge in a nutshell. As a remanufacturer of inkjet printer cartridges, it’s all about the process. We are proud to provide a free recycling service that keeps inkjets out of landfills and make an eco-friendly, high-quality product that is cost affordable to the end user. It’s really a win-win-win.


How does the inkjet printer cartridge recycling process work?

  1. Dedicated recyclers from around the United States collect and ship inkjets in to Planet Green.
  2. Planet Green inspects and sorts inkjets that meet our high-quality remanufacturing standards. Others that cannot be remanufactured are broken down and recycled properly.
  3. Inkjets that pass inspection go through a stringent remanufacturing process where they are brought back to life ready for reuse.

Here are a few more odd items around the house that you many not have known were recyclable:

  • Blue Jeans
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Crayons
  • Keys

For even more ideas, check out this article by Earth911.


Ready to start sending in inkjets, cell phones and small electronics to Planet Green?


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