Ink-Toner cartridges and their environmental impact:
- GHGs (greenhouse gases) emissions from manufacturing a single mono toner cartridge
have been calculated to approximately 4.8 kg CO2; per cartridge. This is for the
cartridge only and excludes the toner inside. The Life Cycle Assessment of toner
reveals that the GHG emissions are approximately 16 metric tons per 1 metric ton
toner produced. On average a cartridge with a yield of 5000 pages contains 200 grams
toner. This equals 3.2 kg CO2 emission per cartridge.
- Each year over 350 million cartridges are thrown out to landfills.
- By 2012 500 million laser cartridges and 1.8 billion ink cartridges will be dumped
- Each cartridge becomes 3.5 pounds of solid waste sitting in a landfill and can take
up to 450 to 1000 years to decompose.
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