An Environmentally Friendly Approach to Printing
Let’s face it: while online content is a huge paper-saver, the look and feel of high-definition ink on high-quality paper beats out a PDF any day. The true cost of printing, however, needs to take into account both what happens before and after the actual printing occurs. Take ink for example. Manufacturing a single original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ink cartridge can require up to half a gallon of oil. And once you’re finished using the cartridge, it takes 450 to 1,000 years for it to decompose in a landfill.
So What’s TomatoInk’s Secret? Common Sense
You’re probably asking why those cartridges can’t be refilled and used again. Great minds think alike. TomatoInk remanufactures the ink and toner cartridges so they’re practically new and then sells them to you for a significant discount. You get a low price and the peace of mind knowing you saved a cartridge from a millennium in a landfill
Why Stop There? TomatoInk and OneTreePlanted
Recycling old cartridges may help, but the original manufacturing process is still environmentally costly. That’s why we’ve joined with OneTreePlanted, a non-profit that partners with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the United States and around the world to plant trees. For every purchase you make on TomatoInk, we allow OneTreePlanted to plant a new tree, eventually working our way to the goal of 1 million new trees in our chosen regions of Colorado and the Amazon. Each page you print is thus a little greener because you contributed to replenishing its source.
What’s the Bottom Line? The Most Eco-Friendly Ink and Toner Solutions
Buy from TomatoInk and you will:
- Conserve the rubber, plastic, steel, and aluminum to make a new cartridge
- Save the world from another roughly 3.5 pounds of non-biodegradable material in our landfills
- Cut your ink spending by up to 80% by joining the remanufactured revolution
- Take an active stance against the rampant deforestation happening around the world by enabling us to donate to OneTreePlanted
What Can You Do with the Cartridges You Already Have? Recycle Them!
Over 350 million cartridges are thrown away each year instead of being recycled. Why add one more? Many manufacturers have their own recycling programs that eventually lead to our products on TomatoInk. Read the side of your product’s box to find out about disposal best practices or view our helpful toner and ink cartridge recycling guide.