Recycling ink cartridges save between 25% – 35% on printing cost. Aside from being good for the environment, recycling ink cartridges saves you money.
I’ve been using these cartridges for over six years. My initial interest was to become familiar with them, learn as much as necessary, then offer them for sale.
During this time, I also purchased a business program that explained how to make money with ink cartridges. Every aspect of this cottage industry can be developed into a profitable operation. This moonlighting opportunity is still open.
Advertise for empties
- Print flyers: Cash paid for empty inkjet cartridges
- Print business cards with the identical slogan
- Run classified ad: Cash paid for empty cartridges
You don’t have to pay for all the empties. Most can be collected for free. Recycling ink cartridges reduce damage to our environment. To increase your supply, you can start a fundraising campaign through schools, colleges, and businesses. You sell these empties and split the cash with the fundraising group.
Besides, you can find a wholesale dealer as your supplier in ink cartridge recycling. You can market these at 25% – 35% lower than the originals. Yes, it has been said that recyclables don’t last as long as the OEM.
I haven’t taken the time to determine the truth to this assertion. However, this process is one step in reducing the millions of empties that are thrown away every year.
Can you earn income? Why do the major office supply stores offer refilled cartridges? Why do they have marketing programs to get your empties? Why are their niche stores offering remanufactured cartridges?
Once you’ve built your customer base, then you can invest in the refilling equipment. Somewhere around 500 million inkjets and 70 million laser toner were sold last year. Out of the 400 million inkjets that were discarded, only 18% were refilled. A good many of the remainder are either in our landfills or collecting dust in boxes or desks.
Reasons for discarding cartridges
- Unaware of recycling
- Habit buying new
- Freedom of choice
Since several choices exist this allows you to develop a source of income in ink cartridge recycling.
Steps to start the business
- Buy re-manufactured to study the difference in using new
- Start getting your OEM’s refilled
- Locate a wholesale supplier to purchase refilled inkjets
- Start refilling your using minimum equipment
- Set aside the cash to purchase equipment for volume production