Helping Save Our Environment

Over 2/3rds of empty printer cartridges in the UK are simply thrown away instead of being recycled. A typical cartridge, with its plastics and electronics, will take up to 1,000 years to degrade in a landfill site.

This is a sorry state of affairs. Our service offers 2 simple benefits to counteract this, and we hope you'll join us in our mission to improve the environment one cartridge at a time.

Reuse instead of Recycling

You can recycle your cartridges in many places, but CartridgeForest takes things a step further by reusing your empty cartridges instead of merely recycling them — that is, they are professionally cleaned and refilled to become 'new' refilled cartridges.

Refilling saves up to 2.5kg of CO2 compared to the manufacture of a cartridge from scratch, and helps people to find a cheaper alternative to the manufacturer's original cartridges.

Planting Trees to Offset Your Carbon Footprint

We plant a tree with Trees for the Future on your behalf for every reusable cartridge we receive.

Each tree absorbs 180kg of CO2 on average over its lifetime — that's the equivalent of taking a flight from London to Glasgow.

By recycling your cartridges with us, and encouraging your friends to do the same, you'll soon have completely offset the carbon footprint of your printing.

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  Totals for January 2019

  3,802 trees planted

  684,360kg of CO2 saved

  Site Activity

  Paul reused 20 unused cartridges and planted 200 trees. 1 day, 6 hours ago

  Christopher reused 7 unused cartridges and planted 70 trees. 1 day, 17 hours ago

  John reused 1 unused cartridges and planted 10 trees. 1 day, 18 hours ago