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Topic # 204934 23-Oct-2016 19:28
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Does anyone know what to do with empty Canon PIXMA cartridges? As in, do they simply go into rubbish, or is there a recycling programme for them?

 

The Canon website talks about a recycling programme, but it's simply their Australian content under .nz domain, so none of it is relevant to New Zealand. I've sent them an email - haven't heard back.

 

 

Any ideas?




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  Reply # 1656707 23-Oct-2016 20:57
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In my opinion, printer cartridges are a rip-off where plain old ink is sold at the same price as gold. (slight exaggeration here).

 

I attempted to use a continuous ink feed system for a Canon Pixma, but it was not very successful in that Canon managed to encapsulate the cartridges in such a way that I couldn't feed the supply tubes into the cartridges. So I bought a Brother printer with an ink tank system that could be refilled. Much more economical, and no empty cartridge issues. Check out Melco Technologies. If you use significant amounts of ink, then the initial outlay will be well worth it. (about $100 for 400ml of ink + cartridge, thereafter $12 per 100ml)




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  Reply # 1656708 23-Oct-2016 21:02
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mugs2000:

In my opinion, printer cartridges are a rip-off where plain old ink is sold at the same price as gold. (slight exaggeration here).

 

I attempted to use a continuous ink feed system for a Canon Pixma, but it was not very successful in that Canon managed to encapsulate the cartridges in such a way that I couldn't feed the supply tubes into the cartridges. So I bought a Brother printer with an ink tank system that could be refilled. Much more economical, and no empty cartridge issues. Check out Melco Technologies. If you use significant amounts of ink, then the initial outlay will be well worth it. (about $100 for 400ml of ink + cartridge, thereafter $12 per 100ml)

 

 

No, not using much ink at all. I'm actually happy paying for new cartridges. Well, not happy, but ok with it. My only question is how to best get rid of them.




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  Reply # 1656731 23-Oct-2016 22:35
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A lot of cartridge refill places will be happy for your donation.




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  Reply # 1656774 24-Oct-2016 01:55
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You may drop it off on any Warehouse Stationery branch. They have intensive recycling program on ink cartridges.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1656812 24-Oct-2016 10:05
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I get mine refilled.  





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  Reply # 1656825 24-Oct-2016 10:38
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Cartridgeworld.co.nz




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  Reply # 1659655 28-Oct-2016 12:03
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Und3f:

 

You may drop it off on any Warehouse Stationery branch. They have intensive recycling program on ink cartridges.

 

 

 

Apparently not. I got in touch with their support team, and they weren't aware of any recycling programs WS were running.





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