What Happens When a Cartridge is Recycled?

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QIS Writer
Published on
August 8, 2022 9:00:00 AM PDT August 8, 2022 9:00:00 AM PDTth, August 8, 2022 9:00:00 AM PDT


Ever wonder what happens when you recycle your empty inkjet or toner cartridge? Watch this video to learn more!


OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) cartridges are made with superior plastic and components. These empty OEM cartridges can then be recycled and reused and remanufactured into superior quality cartridges, which closes the loop on the recycling process.


Illegally cloned cartridges - which are produced in China and sold by unscrupulous resellers on platforms like Amazon - infringe on IP, and are produced using inferior and toxic materials and contain a known carcinogen called DecaBDE which has been banned in many European countries.


These empty cloned cartridges cannot be recycled because of the toxic ingredients in the plastics...so rather than being able to be ground down and repurposed for other new products....these illegal and toxic cartridges end up in our overflowing landfills.....and take 1000+ years to decompose, while polluting our environment at the same time!!!


It is high-time for consumers and B2B customers to STOP supporting these illegally cloned and toxic cartridges once and for all!