Saturday, August 18, 2007

Help Us Help The Community & Environment

The Merrimack Valley Rotary is collecting and recycling empty ink and toner cartridges to help the community and the environment.

For every cartridge the Club collects, Staples will pay the Club money to be put into a fund set up to give back to the community MVR serves.

We invite everyone to help!

In addition to raising funds, the club also will be helping the environment. How does it help the environment?

  • For every ink or laser toner cartridge that is recycled, two quarts of oil are kept out of landfills.
  • The number of ink and laser toner cartridges thrown away in one year is enough to circle the earth.

  • It takes 1,000 years for an ink or laser toner cartridge to decompose in a landfill.

  • Recycling ink or laser toner cartridges helps to decrease the amount of waste that goes into landfills and helps reduce the amount of toxic chemicals absorbed into the Earth.

Would you like to help? Please contact MVR Club President Ken Masson for more information including a list of cartridges we are looking for and drop off sites for your cartridges. Either write to or call (978) 446-9366. Thank You!

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