Deciding on the best disposal options for used printer toner and ink cartridge is a problem faced by most businesses. The best recycling schemes are cost effective, efficient and can also minimise risk by managing human health and environmental concerns.
Disposal of printer toner and ink cartridge can be time-consuming and costly when done on an individual basis, or untidy if done collectively where assets need to be gathered together.
Unknown to many, Toner Cartridge is classified under Basel convention as hazardous waste & categorized under Annex VIII (A1180). The ink and toner used in cartridges are classed as a hazardous material, (As they are carcinogens and can disrupt hormonal activity) they are dangerous to human health and the environment.
The plastic that is used to create the outside of the printer cartridge may contain dioxins and other chemicals that are dangerous to human health.