Last modified: 12th Dec 2023
This service is operated by Seriously Easy Ltd in the United Kingdom (UK company number SC469872, trading as CartridgeForest) and Cartridge Forest, Inc. in the United States (a C Corporation, Tax ID 32-0668094, incorporated in Delaware).
Seriously Easy Ltd (or Cartridge Forest, Inc depending on your location) shall be referred to in these Terms and Conditions as "we", "our" or "us" and the sender or proposed sender of cartridges, phones or other electronics as "you".
By contacting us or using this web site to undertake the services described therein, you indicate your acceptance of these terms.
"Items" refers to any cartridges that you send to us, or to our partners under our direction, for reuse, resale or recycling.
You must receive authorization from us before sending your items, and only send those items that we direct you to send.
Please see our partner web site EveryCartridge to environmentally dispose of any items that we cannot reuse or do not agree to accept. Whilst we will do our best to help you find other services to responsibly dispose of your waste items, this ultimately remains your responsibility.
If at any point we request that you stop using our services, you must take any and all reasonable steps to prevent items from being sent. This would include contacting anybody to whom you have promoted the service, or given instructions to about sending items.
To protect our interests, where you send items we have not given you permission to send, we reserve the right to invoice you for any shipping, handling and disposal costs.
We are an official partner business with "Trees for the Future" a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Maryland, United States with tax ID number: 52-1644869. Trees for the Future plant trees in developing countries, and provide estimates for the average cost to plant one tree, which our agreement is based on.
The number of trees we agree to provide funding to plant is based on the types and values of the items received. Currently we plant 2 trees with Trees for the Future for each reusable undamaged and unused printer cartridge that we authorize you to send. This number and the types of items accepted may change over time.
The values for CO2 saved are based on an estimate of 180kg absorbed per tree in its lifetime and should be taken only as guideline figures.
We shall assume full title to all items when they are dispatched by you to us, or dispatched by you to a partner facility that we direct you to ship your items to. In sending items you confirm that you own or are fully authorised to dispose of these items.
You are donating these items to us at zero value. Items sent cannot be returned, though we reserve the right to refuse receipt of (or return at your cost) consignments that we have not authorised, or are materially different from what was authorised.
All items are subject to testing to establish their value, and the tree-planting credit offered for damaged or not-as-described items will be reassessed upon arrival. You are responsible for the items and their condition until they are received by us. It is strongly recommended that items are packed carefully in suitable containers to avoid damage.
All items returned to us should be accompanied by the relevant account number, reference or label, clearly visible and legible, on the outside of the package as indicated in the instructions given to you by us, with an additional copy of this information inside the package. If items are not clearly marked when they are received we cannot be held responsible for any problems with the processing of these items, and you may not receive credit for these items.
If applicable, you agree that we may raise and issue you with a self-billing invoice if applicable, that will list the items received, and showing that we are purchasing these items from you at the value of the tree-planting credit that we pass on to Trees for the Future from your items.
You must notify us before sending any items if VAT or Sales Tax is due on the purchase of those items from you. If you send items without beforehand notifying us that VAT or Sales Tax is due, the price that we quote or pay you will be deemed to already include such tax, which you are responsible for including in your returns.
You assert that the items you send us are genuine, not counterfeit, and were obtained from a legitimate source, which you have records of. Should a claim arise about the authenticity of an item you have sent at any time and we request your assistance, you and your organisation will make all reasonable efforts including checking your purchase records, providing copies of relevant invoices and contacting your suppliers for this information if invoices are not on hand.
Our shipping services typically do not include any insurance or cover for loss or damage, and we cannot take any responsibility for loss or damage to your items in transit. You are advised to carefully pack your items so that they are received in the condition that they were sent.
If we arrange to collect your items and the weight, quantity or dimensions of your parcels are materially different from that indicated by you, or outside any limits that we inform you about, and we are charged extra handling fees by our carrier, we will be entitled to seek these costs from you.
You will receive written confirmation (by email) of items as they are received and processed. At busy times, processing and handling can take upwards of a couple of months.
We offer no warranty or guarantee about the service, which may be withdrawn without notice. Our maximum liability to you, except as otherwise required by law, shall be the discharge of the payment to Trees for the Future based on the number of trees due.
We may alter this contract from time to time. Any changes will be shown on this page of our web site, with the date of last alteration at the top of the page. You are advised to check it each time you use our services before sending items.
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2,020 trees planted
363 tonnes of CO2 saved