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Your Discarded Ink Cartridges, Laser Toners

and Cell Phones Can Save

Discarded Tigers and Other Big Cats

YOU CAN DONATE TO BIG CAT RESCUE AND HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT

ALL AT NO COST TO YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION!

RECYCLE YOUR INK JET CARTRIDGES, TONERS, CELL PHONES, iPOD/MP3 PLAYERS, DIGITAL CAMERAS, GPS DEVICES and LAPTOPS/COMPUTERS

Big Cat Rescue works with a recycler.  You can help our environment by recycling that generates donations to Big Cat Rescue. For each item received, the vendor sends us a donation, typically from $.10 to $7.00 on inkjet cartridges. laser toners and cell phones.  Through the wonderful participation of many individual and business supporters, this program has generated over $50,000 to help care for the cats!

Recycling is very simple.

If you are local, just drop them off at the sanctuary any day but Thursday.

If you are not local, or prefer to collect them and easily ship them yourself (better for us, thank you!), just email us at ink@bigcatrescue.org with your postal address.  We will have our vendor send you 5 prepaid UPS labels. They can be put on a box and brought to any UPS drop off location. The box can also be given to a UPS driver when they deliver to a business.

 

PLEASE NOTE TWO IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS:

1) Minimum shipping quantities Minimum quantity for cartridges in a carton is 20 items or 20 pounds You may mix them, but please wrap inkjets/phones/toners separately within the returned carton.

It is only economical for the vendor if you save up until you have a minimum of 20 cartridges or 20 pounds. Otherwise the cost exceeds the value and it does not help. If you have only a few inkjets, phones or toners and would like to donate to BCR, they may be mailed to us at 12802 Easy Street, Tampa, FL 33625 and we’ll send them in our bulk shipments.

2) Accepted kinds of ink cartridges, laser toners and cell phones. Many  kinds of cartridges, toners and cell phones are recyclable. To see if what you have is on the list, please visit http://evolverecycling.com/admin/price-list.aspx. If you send in items that are not recyclable we do not receive any funds.

This is a wonderful way to help the cats and save the environment at the same time at no cost to you.  Thanks very much for supporting the cats in this way!

PLEASE ENCOURAGE OTHERS YOU KNOW TO PARTICIPATE AS WELL!

If you have any questions or problems, please email us at ink@bigcatrescue.org and we’ll do our best to help. Thanks!

 

 

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Did you know these recycle facts?

More than 54 million households, roughly 55% of the total population, own a home computer.

The average consumer purchases 2-6 printer cartridges per year.

More than 85% of used printer cartridges are simply tossed in the trash.

Every 2 seconds a printer cartridge is thrown away in the United States alone.

That’s 1,800 cartridges per minute, 108,000 per hour, almost 3 million per day!

Recovering discarded printer cartridges for recycling would prevent more than 570,000 tons of plastics from entering the waste stream. Save the environment and save the big cats! Start recycling today!