Hallo, it’s Tamara here, home recycling and zero waste enthusiast, with some more tips on how to recycle in Pompey. I’m all about doing what is easy and manageable and today’s post enables you to help save the environment, recycle your old phones and ink cartridges as well as support your local Portsmouth Green Party, all at the same time and with minimum effort. Bonus!
The Portsmouth Green Party has recently joined two schemes which facilitate the recycling of printer ink cartridges and mobile phones. You can recycle your inkjet cartridges and mobile phones with Recycle4Charity and your laser/toner cartridges and all other printer consumables through Zero Waste Recycling. Of course, there are other recycling schemes and charities that you can donate to – but I’m all about the Green Party and so is this blog!
Each item you recycle will raise money to support our local campaigns, i.e. the #LetPompeyBreathe campaign, we are raising awareness on the unsafe air quality in Portsmouth.
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Every penny donated to us makes a difference as we campaign to make real and lasting changes in Portsmouth by electing Portsmouth’s first green councillor in Fratton. To give you an idea, it costs £20 to print 100 posters, so every £1 raised through recycled printer cartridges buys us five posters! That’s five more potential votes!
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So how exactly does one recycle these printer cartridges and archaic brick-like mobile phones that have been in a plastic bag so long the bag has started to disintegrate? (Please say it’s not just me that does that!). Well, the lovely Alexa, a local Pompey Green Party campaigner and all round lovely person, has done the research for us! Thanks Alexa! (not sponsored by Amazon!)
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Recycle Inkjet Printer Cartridges & Mobile Phones
Through the Recycle4Charity’s free service, the Portsmouth Green Party will receive £1 for every empty, reusable inkjet printer cartridge that you send them and that is on their ‘wanted list’ and up to £70 for every mobile phone. All mobile phones- even those that are broken and faulty- and 188 inkjet cartridges brands that fulfil their criteria are accepted.
Click here to order envelopes or a box to fill with your recyclable items. You will need to register your details, choose your beneficiary (Portsmouth Green Party – C85428) and the recycling envelopes/ box will be sent to you free of charge. Each envelope can hold up to 5 inkjet cartridges. Mobile phones must be returned via a box and this can only be collected once it is filled with 25 items (can be a mixture of mobile phones and inkjet cartridges). Envelopes are sent via freepost and box collection is also free!
We are also happy to take inkjet cartridges or mobile phones from you at local Green Party meetings or events. Our regular local party meeting now takes place on the second Monday of the month at the Havelock Centre, Fawcett Road.
With Recycle4Charity, there is a criteria on what they accept. The inkjet cartridges must be in a suitable condition to be recycled. They must not have been refilled before and carry only the original equipment manufacturers branding.
Please note that you cannot put Epson or Kodak cartridges in the recycling envelopes as their value will not cover postage costs, but do not despair, these can be included in a box.
And keep reading, as you can also recycle your printer cartridges that have been refilled or are not manufacturers branding etc. with their sister scheme Zero Waste Recycling! So happily nothing need go to landfill.
Recycling ALL Printer Consumables
To enable you to recycle even more, we’ve also joined Zero Waste Recycling, which offers a facility for all printer consumables in which they will recycle or reuse all materials. Zero Waste Recycling is the scheme for you if you use cartridges that can’t be recycled with Recycle4Charity such as compatible printer cartridges rather than market brands, laser toner cartridges or use inktanks rather than inkjets (yes, there is a difference and no, I didn’t know that before writing!), as they accept basically all printer consumables you want to dispose of, whether original, damaged, remanufactured or compatible, no matter what brand or model.
- Inkjet Cartridges
- Inktank Cartridges
- Laser Cartridges
- Toner Bottles
- Imaging Units
- Drum Units
- Fuser Units
- Transfer Belts
- Waste Toner Bottles
You can order a box to return your items for a fee, or use your own box, so long as it fits their size and weight criteria. There is a fee involved for the collection of the box. For reusable cartridges that have a high market value, you will receive a rebate which you can choose to put towards future collections or donate to us.
Click here to register and to book a collection of all types of printer consumables, including laser toner cartridges.
What I really like about the Zero Waste Recycling scheme is that they provide a Zero Waste Certificate which is your proof that none of your printer consumable waste went into incineration or landfill. Do you remember the myths and misreporting that recycling just ends up in landfill? No such worries here! It doesn’t by the way and here’s a 2016 Huffington Post article that addresses that.
Why not start up a collection at work or among your housemates to fill the boxes more quickly?
Remember, each and every item you recycle or reuse means that one less item is being sent to landfill or incinerator – and it really does make a difference, no matter the size. And to paraphrase the advice of Dory, the loveable forgetful royal blue tang fish, just keep recycling!