National charity, the British Institute for Brain Injured Children (BIBIC), has set up a scheme to collect and arrange recycling of printer toner cartridges.
The charity said the scheme, which is free, will reduce the future environmental impact of printer cartridges and raise money to help brain injured children in the UK.
According to the BIBIC, more than six million toner cartridges are used in computer printers each year in the UK, of which about 50 per cent end up in landfill sites where they will take thousands of years to biodegrade.
Erica Wheeler, who runs the recycling scheme at BIBIC, commented: "The fact is that abuse of our natural resources will impact on all our children for hundreds of years. It is our duty to do our bit."
She added: "Our scheme costs the donor nothing and we can recycle both toner cartridges and also small inkjets - the kind many people have in the home and home offices."
Anyone interested in taking part in the scheme should contact Erica Wheeler on 01278 684060 or email [email protected]
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