Printing has significant costs on our environment — cartridgeforest aims to recycle your cartridges, reverse your carbon footprint, and plant an entire forest of trees!
We plant 2 trees on your behalf with our partner charity Trees for the Future for every cartridge we receive that can be successfully refilled, and 20 trees for every unused cartridge.
ink cartridge = 2
toner cartridge = 2
unused cartridge = 20 s
Over 55,000 trees have been planted to date!
Printable Freepost labels for ink cartridges, and free collections or local drop-offs for toners.
1 cartridge recycled saves up to 2.5kg in CO2, and 1 tree absorbs 180kg of CO2 in its lifetime on average.
Even if your cartridges aren't eligible, we'll show you other recycling options.
Since 2015 CartridgeForest has been helping consumers and businesses to donate their used inkjet and empty laser cartridges, full cartridges and mobile phones for recycling. You reduce your carbon footprint, and we plant trees for every reusable cartridges that you send us!
When over 75% of our cartridges end up in landfill, it's vital to change something as they'll take thousands of years to decompose, so we encourage reuse or recycling of cartridges. Refilling cartridges reduces your carbon footprint, as up to 2.5kg of CO2 is saved each time a cartridge is refilled and reused compared to buying a new one.
Whatever you have, we'll help you find a way to recycle it — even if we can't take your particular items — and importantly all our services are free. So we'll offer you a Freepost address, a collection, or a local drop-off site for your items if we can reuse your items.
Recycle for free now — all types of cartridges, mobile phones — help us plant trees, save waste from landfill, and reverse your printing carbon footprint! If we can't use your items to plant trees, we'll help you find a free alternative.
Not ready yet? Register as a recycler so we can keep in touch. You get occasional email updates on sustainable printing, our charity impact, and you'll be reminded to recycle!
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15,416 trees planted
2,774 tonnes of CO2 saved
Naomi reused 7 unused cartridges and planted 140 trees. 3 days, 19 hours ago
Ruth recycled 10 empty ink cartridges and planted 20 trees. 4 days, 20 hours ago
Otis reused 34 unused cartridges and planted 680 trees. 5 days, 21 hours ago