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Is there such a thing as a free lunch?

Well No - TANSTAAFL ("There ain't no such thing as a free lunch") as popularised by the author Robert Heinlein is certainly true and can be applied in principle to many things in life - not just an attempt to obtain free food.

It works just as well with toner and Ink cartridges!

Did you know that?

  • More than 1.1 billion inkjet cartridges are used annually around the world, laid end to end this would be approximately 129 times as long as the Great Wall of China
  • Approximately 3.5 litres of oil are required to produce each new laser printer cartridge and 90 ml of oil is used to produce each inkjet cartridge
  • Each discarded empty laser printer cartridge adds approximately three pounds of waste to our landfills
  • The plastic used in a typical cartridge is made of engineering grade polymers and is expected to take up to 1000 years to decompose
  • More than 30 million inkjet cartridges are dumped each year in the UK (1800 tonnes) - the same weight as 18 Blue Whales


  • Industry analysts estimate a spent cartridge can be reused or remanufactured between 3 to 7 times - every cartridge remanufactured is one fewer going directly to the landfill
  • Cartridges manufactured in the UK have a far reduced carbon foot print due to reduced transport costs and effort.
  • Not only the cartridges themselves but the packaging can also be recycled
  • As printer maintenance companies not only do we support these items but the cartridges themselves are guaranteed.

... and finally - No its not free, but you will find our range of British made re-manufactured cartridges are extremly cost effective, as well as being that little bit kinder to our environment.

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Did you know: The Plastic used in a print cartridge is expected to take up to 1000 years to decompose!

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