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September 12, 2009

Not only are ink cartridges expensive, they also cause a lot of damage to the environment. They are often thrown out in the trash and end up in landfills where they wreak havoc and take up to 450 years to decompose.  However these ink cartridges can be recycled.  There are a plethora of small and large business who will offer ink cartridge recycling and sometimes you can even earn store credit for bringing ink cartridges back to the stores you bought them.

Here are some links to a few great ink cartridge recycling programs:

Staples Ink Cartridge Recycling Program- Earn Store Money

PetSmart Ink Cartridge Recycling Program- Earn Money for Pets

FreeRecyling Ink Cartridge Recycling Program- Earn Real Money

However, there is another step you can take to help reduce amount of ink cartridges that wind up in landfills and at the same time you can save yourself some money.  A new ECO FONT, has been developed that uses less ink.  The font uses tiny circles that aren’t noticeable when printed, but use up to 20% less ink then regular fonts.  The font can be downloaded in two minutes for free at the ECO FONT website.  20% may not sound significant but when you think about whole business or colleges switching over to this font that savings both in ink cartridges and in money is significant.  So take two minutes go to and do your part to help the environment and your wallet.

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