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Collecting Home-Use Ink Cartridges in Brightlingsea

We are thrilled to welcome Brightlingsea Recycling to our Ink Bin Family this week.

Brightlingsea Recycling is a very active recycling group which supports Brightlingsea Primary School and the wider community to increase their sustainability efforts. Established nine months ago in the beautiful Essex village, the group currently have 417 members and actively reuse, reduce and recycle anything from clothes to old mattresses through the community social media forum.

The local Tendring District Council came up against much negative press last year with regards to their waste management. According to The Ipswich Star, Tendring District Council recycled just 27% of its household waste between April 2017 and April 2018 - making it the 22nd least-recycling authority in the UK, the figures from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) showed. Many local groups, such as local and national heroes Tendring Primary Recycling, work tirelessly within the Tendring Community to collect and recycle items which would normally go to landfill. Brightlingsea are now amongst the latest regional group to introduce The Ink Bin Collection Programme.

The Ink Bin are thrilled to be supporting both of these local groups in setting up an ink cartridge recycling programme within the district. Run by an ex teacher, we support communities to collect empty inkjet printer cartridges from their homes and possibly beyond.

Recycling empty ink cartridges dramatically reduces landfill, reduces the need to produce new cartridges, reduces energy consumption and reduces the risk of ink leakage into water sources. An empty plastic ink cartridge can take up to 1000 years to degrade if left unrecycled! Furthermore, The Ink Bin pledge to pay charities for certain HP and Canon inkjet cartridges. We place Ink Bins in libraries, schools and community areas as a drop off point for collecting; helping in keeping the world colourful!

With much of the country finding themselves either working from home or schooling their children at home,it has never been a better time to start a recycling programme.

For more information on setting up your own recycling programme with us, please visit our website. The Ink Bin will provide your organisation with a FREE personalised Ink Bin as well as promotional materials.

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