Zero Waste to Landfill Recycling Program
|We are proud to offer our customers a process for returning used toner
bottles, printer cartridges, and fax cartridges free of charge.
The Office Works continues to make a strong effort to reduce the
environmental impact of harmful chemical substances produced by
the operation and maintenance of the products that we sell. We
are firm in the belief that part of our "Corporate
Responsibility" is to continually operate our business in a way
that has the least possible negative impact on our environment.
Fact: In a one year period, if the worlds discarded cartridges were stacked end-to-end,
they would circle the earth over three times.
Millions of inkjet and laser printer cartridges are used in the US each year, with approximately 95% of used cartridges going to landfill. This convenient solution is not sustainable and we all must all acknowledge the importance of the problem if we are to find a positive alternative strategy. The Office Works accepts the fact that sending waste to landfill is not a long-term solution as it just leaves the problem for the future generations to deal with.
Highly resistant to degradation, the plastic and metal components of cartridges in a landfill site can last for as long as 1000 years. The Office Works' toner cartridges recycling partner is Close the Loop Inc (CtL), a company that is leading the world in this specialized field of resource recovery and reuse. They have developed a process that takes cartridges, breaks them up, separates and recovers the metallic component materials and then blends and reprocesses the various mixed plastics remaining on site.
Their highly skilled team of research chemists is a leader in this field and continues to evaluate new ways of streaming and enhancing their processes. Their ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ process is independently audited and while their operation has achieved ISO 9001 certification, they are working towards ISO 14001 accreditation
CLICK HERE to watch the video on our Close The Loop® recycling program