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Recycling of printer cartridges to benefit arts centre

By on August 8, 2007 in Ink Cartridges And Toners

A Surrey arts centre could benefit from a new programme which recycles printer cartridges, it has emerged.

The office supplies which are collected by local stationers Solicitations for recycling are sold and the proceeds go to Cranleigh Arts Centre, housed in a historic village school from 1847.

More than £250 was generated from selling the recycled printer cartridges during the first three months of the scheme, which began earlier this year.

Cranleigh Arts Centre operations manager Jenny Squire said that small efforts could produce a large pay-off for the centre.

"It could mean £1,000 a year for the arts centre or more if more people know about it," she remarked.

News of the programme comes after a recent report from InfoTrends indicated that less than half of printer cartridges are reused or recycled.

It also found that 80 per cent of re-manufactured toner cartridges and 86 per cent of re-manufactured inkjet cartridges are thrown away because it is not economical to refill them.

Previous to this latest printer cartridges recycling scheme, the Cranleigh Arts Centre has benefited from £1.1 million in funding from the National Lottery, as well as the Foundation of Sports and Arts.

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