Printer Cartridge and Cellular Phones Recycling Program
Don't throw away your empty laser and inkjet printer cartridges or old cell phones! Collect them and help earn FREE computer equipment for your child's school through a program called ETCEP.
Your PTA is coordinating this program in your school. A brief description of the ETCEP program follows.
Each year, American households and businesses consume and throw away over 243 million inkjet printer cartridges. These cartridges contribute over 200 million pounds of solid waste to our nation's landfills. This is a significant environmental concern! What's most surprising is these empty cartridges have an economic value of up to $10 each. With over $550 million dollars worth of empty cartridges being thrown away this year alone, throwing away empty cartridges is like throwing away money!
The ETCEP Program encourages learning institutions across the country to collect empty laser and inkjet printer cartridges from their community. These include cartridges consumed in both homes and businesses. Collected cartridges earn points, which are then exchanged for new computer technology. In this way ETCEP connects community, education and the environment!
According to ETCEP statistics, the average participating school can realistically expect to earn as many as EIGHT free computer systems in a year. Best of all, participation in the program is totally free!
Help your child's school and the environment by sending your empty printer cartridges to school!