People concerned with the environmental impact of printing have several options.
They can return their empty ink cartridges to the manufacturer: brands like Epson run recycling programs free to customers. They can drop off their used cartridges at major retailers: stores like Staples pay $2-3 for each cartridge. They can even check if their city government collects cartridges: the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce recently announced a program doing just that with Fisher Recycling, for example.
Alternately, people concerned with recycling can get creative! The folks at Instructables.com
recently posted instructions for turning your empty ink cartridges
into USB Flash Drives. The procedure requires little more than electrical tape and a knife – and is completely free! Best of all the – the USB cartridge slots into your printer. Perfect for storing confidential data under the cover!
Are there any other recycling tips you would suggest?