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Recycling solution to reduce your CO2 emissions

Why recycle your print cartridges and mobile phones?

Did you know that well over 50 million of the printer cartridges that are sold in the UK every year are NOT reused or recycled, and are discarded to landfills, taking up to 1000 years to fully decompose? 

According to the UK government, we generate well over 200 million tonnes of waste every year, which causes massive damage to the environment and costs businesses increasing amounts of money to dispose of. With the government moving towards a ‘zero waste and circular economy’ it will become more and more compulsory to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste plus we are all more aware of our moral ecological responsibilities.

How can we help?

With this in mind, Ruffles have partnered with DCI to manage our Brilliant Customers print and toner cartridges and mobile phones, thereby maximising the benefit to you and minimising the impact of your waste on the environment. Whether you have just one, or hundreds of units, we will work with you to dispose of these in a responsible manner.

Our recycling partner currently collects over 800,000 cartridges every month, of which over 85% is remanufactured just like some of the products within our 5 Star range. If items collected cannot be remanufactured or recycled due to damage or defect, they are broken down and used to make new life products, offering a full closed loop solution.

15 million mobile phones are upgraded in the UK each year. Every phone received goes through a lengthy inspection process before being fixed and cleaned, and a history check is conducted to make sure it has not been lost or stolen. If for some reason a phone can’t be fixed, as with the ink and toner cartridges it will be broken down and sent to refineries to be made into secondary metal and plastic products.

Help reduce your CO2 emissions in 4 simple steps

Implementing a print cartridge and mobile phone recycling solution in your office is not only great for the environment, but it will also give you an opportunity to enhance your current CSR and environmental policy.

Step 1 – Implement:  There are two main options; freepost envelopes or collection bins. We can send you freepost envelopes which are perfect for sending back low quantities of inkjet cartridges or mobile phones. Alternatively, if you have a high usage or need to return toner cartridges, we can send you collection bins for you to strategically place around the workplace. We will discuss your requirements and advise the best solution for your business.Step 2 – Fill up:  Once agreed, we will implement the solution and leave you with collection bins to fill or with a supply of freepost envelopes to use as required.Step 3 – Return:  When your collection bins are full, simply drop us an email or give us a call and we will arrange for them to be picked up from your business. Alternatively, you can post them back using our freepost envelope service.Step 4 – Recycle:  Once your cartridges and mobile phones are received they will be remanufactured or recycled, saving them from up to 1000 years in a landfill.

See how Ruffles can help all of our Brilliant Customers to reduce your CO2 editions, and to minimise the impact of your waste on the environment.  If you are interested in our Ruffles Brilliant Customer print cartridge and mobile phone recycling solutions please do get in touch and speak to a member of the team today

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