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  • Ink Waste: The Environmental Impact of Printer Cartridges

    Posted on The Energy Collective, by Bob Gorman

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w120/forums/200/rickpics/Inkwaste.jpg"Compared to big climate topics, such as the Clean Power Plan, ink cartridges are a minor issue to be sure. Still, even minor issues deserve attention.

    How severe is the impact of printers and their corresponding ink cartridges, from the manufacturing process to the eventual discarding and recycling of materials? Can we reliably say that there’s a measurable effect.

    The Chemicals & Manufacturing Process
    Ink printers and their ink are made up of several ingredients, most of them chemicals that have the potential to be damaging to you and the environment. Some of these include butyl urea, which prevents your paper from curling; cyclohexanone..." [read more at www.theenergycollective.com]