As an environmentally responsible remanufacturing company, Northeast Toner Inc. provides an answer for people who are looking to purchase recycled products and to keep their cartridges out of landfills. We offer an alternative to the standard end-of-life model for these items by extending their lifecycle and closing the loop on their production. We take this green cause seriously and extend it to our business philosophy and practices. Northeast Toner's environmental policy is embedded in the company's mission. Our future generation is relying on our implementation of such simple acts and we feel strongly about your support in aftermarket products. We appreciate your efforts in working with Northeast Toner today for a greener tomorrow.
More than 300 million printer cartridges end up in our landfills on a yearly basis. That translates into more than 450 million being thrown away. Approximately 90% of printer cartridges are recyclable but only 20% are being recycled. Excess ink can filter into our water supply. More than two ounces of oil is used for the production of every inkjet cartridge. That means we're going through more than 4,000,000 gallons of oil for single-use cartridges each year. The recovery and reuse of empty printer cartridges diverts millions of cubic feet of material from waste disposal, saving us the millions of tax dollars needed to pay for additional landfill management.