Charity to benefit from recycled ink cartridges

A trading company linked to ActionAid has launched a new initiative that will involve selling recycled printer cartridges to raise money for the charity's education work overseas.

ActionAid Recycling will remanufacture cartridges – which saves on landfill and reduces environmental damage caused by importing cartridges from overseas – and give £2 from each sale to ActionAid. The recycled cartridges will be sold under the Greensource Imaging brand.

An ActionAid statement said: “Empty cartridges that are collected from donors go straight to the on-site production facility and are reprocessed into compatible cartridges ready for sale again, each with a two-year guarantee”.

ActionAid Recycling was set up by the charity in 1993 to raise money by collecting empty printer cartridges. In 2003, it became an independent company and has, since then, raised more than £225,000 to support ActionAid’s work.

“The launch of the Greensource Imaging brand will help to significantly increase this amount,” the statement said.

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