Businesses Recycle Print Cartridges to Benefit Schools

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Businesses registered with the FundingFactory have helped schools and non-profits share more than $26 million since 1996 by recycling small electronics and print cartridges.

The Funding Factory gives the private sector an opportunity to take sustainable action and help nonprofit organizations fill budget gaps at no expense.

Reports by the National Association of State Budget Officers in 2010 estimate that nationwide K-12 budgets were cut by $1.8 billion and anticipate $2.5 billion in cuts for fiscal year 2012. Approximately 23 states have made identifiable, deep cuts in pre-K and or K-12 education, according to the Center on Budge Policies and Priorities.

Among the qualifying items for recycling are inkjet cartridges and laser cartridges, according to the FundingFactory. In fact, the organization notes that each year more than 350 million inkjet and laser cartridges are thrown away. Recycling with the FundingFactory not only helps schools and non-profits but also alleviates the volume of waste in landfills.

Companies registered with FundingFactory additionally benefit from free shipping materials, promotional materials, business support supplies, online account and live customer service representatives.

FundingFactory is the largest fundraising-thru-recycling program in the U.S. and since 1996 has partnered with more than 50,000 schools and nonprofit organizations. For more information or to learn more about registering as a business supporter visit



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