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Refilling helps the environment by diverting cartridges away from landfill

Most people are surprized to learn that over 30 million inkjet cartridges are dumped in landfills in Canada each year. This represents in excess of 5000 tons of landfill plastic which takes more than 1,000 years to break down. Similarly, in the US, it is estimated that roughly 350 million ink cartridges are disposed of […]

Why are printer cartridges so expensive

Inkjet cartridges incorporate complex technology and electronics allowing theme to fire thousands of drops of ink per second with great accuracy. In many cases the printhead and associated electronics are integrated into the cartridge making it essentially the printer. Each time you throw away a cartridge you are throwing away the most important and expensive […]