• The Ink Bin

Refill Not Landfill For Ink Cartridges

It was an absolute honour to sit and have tea and cake with Sir Bob Russell - retired MP- last week. Bob came to The Ink Shed (our large office and workshop fondly named by Will and Eddie Baines) and learnt a little about our green business which is nestled on the Essex Suffolk borders. It came at the same time as we had our busiest week ever- we processed exactly 3200 ink cartridges and sent them all for refilling or recycling.

Proudly featured in today's Colchester Gazette discussing our eco fundraising and environmental education
Recycle Not Landfill for Ink Cartridges

The ink cartridges through our workshop last week came from schools, charities and organisations including The Clacton Lions Club; The Environment Centre Swansea; Bredhurst School; Brisley School and Presteigne Plastic Project. We also had a few local collections, including Nayland Primary School and Honywood Secondary School. We have been able to donate £657.16 to these and other brilliant charities as a result of our work too!


It has been a busy two weeks- we were also lucky enough to be interviewed by Katherine Ann Byam for a podcast and be photographed by incredible local artist Raluca Chase. As well as that, we have launched our fabulous recycling project with Sustainable Schools Leicester in which they have gifted 40 Ink Bins to local schools.


I am truly humbled by the support and faith of so many wonderful people over the last few weeks. After a challenging year during Covid 19, it has given me the determination and belief to continue growing our fabulous and worthy green business which started as a humble cottage industry only two years ago.


Becky Baines