What should I do with my Samsung ML-1640? I see on the internet that toners may be incompatible with printers and Samsung "protects" us from bad quality by expiring their cartridges electronically (they stop working after a number of pages printed). What should I do with my cartridges? I live in Estonia.
All green people know that the first danger to the Earth is PLASTIC. I read this in the cartridge recycle article also:
That's hundreds of millions of cartridges that end up in landfills every year, made with plastics that can take at least 1,000 years to decompose. Not a good thing.
Which arguments would ecology activists give, if capitalists invented a rapidly decomposable plastic? The main danger would be eliminated, right?
PS1 I have elicited how they collect the used cartridges. But it is only available in the UK. I still do not know what to do in Estonia.
PS2 I have discovered a couple of local companies, that refill cartridges: refill.ee, kassetitankla.ee, odavprint.eu and abiprint.ee. Refilling costs 20 EUR (+6 EUR for single-time chip reprogramming). Though, I can find new cartridges for this price. The last company also buys the empty cartridges, though there is no Samsung 1640 among the accepted particles. But in general refilling is 2x cheaper (25 vs 55 EUR).
I am not opposed if anybody converts this question to a wiki, adding options in their region or adds more answers.