Kent State University Partners With Staples on Ink and Toner Cartridge Recycling
Staples, provider of office supplies, technology, cleaning solutions and more, is partnering with Kent State University to offer an ink and toner cartridge recycling program that helps to further the university’s sustainability goals.
“Many people on campus are not aware that Staples offers recycling of ink and toner cartridges,” says Melanie Knowles, Kent State’s sustainability manager.
By recycling ink and toner cartridges, Kent State is conserving natural resources, reducing materials in landfills, recycling packaging and also showing its commitment to the environment.
Collector stations can be set up by each department. Once it is time for the boxes to be picked up, or sent off, Staples makes it easy for the university to do so.
While Kent State will be helping the environment through this recycling program, the university also is benefiting from the partnership. If not properly disposed of, ink and toner cartridges could pose a threat to the environment. With this partnership, the university will help ensure that empty cartridges do not end up in landfills where they can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.
For more information about Kent State’s Sustainability projects, visit www.kent.edu/sustainability.
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