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What impact does throwing away cartridges have on our environment?
80% of cartridges (over 350 million per year) are thrown away instead of recycled. This e-waste has a devastating impact in our landfills and on the environment. A single cartridge becomes 3.5 pounds of solid e-waste, and it takes between 450 and 1000 years for a single cartridge to decompose in landfills. This means the very first cartridges that were ever thrown away are still hundreds of years from decomposing, and the millions that are thrown away each year continue to build up.
Learn how to recycle CompAndSave cartridges here.
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