Cometh the Budgetary Cuts, Cometh Catridge World


Cartridge World is helping schools cut IT costs at a time of budgetary restraint.

Even schools are not spared the effects of recession. Budget cuts have swept cities and states nationwide.

The cartridge refill franchise is proposing one solution to lessening schools’ budgets on consumables. Its process of refilling and remanufacturing spent ink and toner cartridges can lower the expenses incurred by schools in one area that is impractical to cut back on.

“Although school systems have cut back on many things, the demand for ink is a necessary aspect of everyday educational curriculum,” said Tom Fricke, CEO of Cartridge World Americas. “We look forward to working with local school administrators and help them reduce their operating expenses and budgets during this economic downturn.”

Refilling and remanufacturing printer cartridges is becoming an indispensable service for schools looking to save money on supplies. Last year, Agnes Scott College, a private, liberal arts women's college in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia saved $10,000 by adopting such practices. In Akron, Ohio, a local school district saved thousands of dollars doing the same.

“Particularly during these economic times, it was important for us to make changes that would help erase projected budget deficits,” said Kelly Ratcliff, Assistant to the Treasurer at the Coventry Local School District in Akron. “Refilling our empty ink cartridges through our local Cartridge World was a simple and effective way to do just that.”

An added benefit of using Cartridge World’s services is exposing students to the value of reusing and recycling to conserve natural resources and protect the environment. Seeing green principles in practice has more lasting impact than merely hearing or reading about it.

In North America alone, more than 350 million cartridges are discarded in landfills, and that number increases by 12 percent annually.

Switching to remanufactured cartridges not only keeps them out of the landfills, but also reduces carbon emissions by an estimated one million pounds per year and conserves half a gallon of oil for each laser cartridge that is reused and recycled.