Local Business Partners with School
Metuchen Cartridge World Helps Metuchen Schools Face Growing Budget Cut
The recession continues to take an extraordinary toll on school systems as sweeping budget cuts are enacted in cities and states nationwide. Michael Guido, owner of Cartridge World – Metuchen, is looking to help schools in Metuchen combat these serious challenges by encouraging them to reuse their printer cartridges rather than buying new.
“Although school systems have cut back on many things, the demand for ink is a necessary aspect of the everyday educational curriculum,” said Guido. “We look forward to working with school administrators in Metuchen to help them reduce their operating expenses and budgets during this economic downturn.” With 650 locations throughout North America, Cartridge World, a printer cartridge retailer, has struck a chord with schools nationwide for its ability to save significant money on printer cartridge costs. “School administrators can either bring their empty ink and toner cartridges into our store at 469 Main Street or have them picked up and exchanged for remanufactured and refilled cartridges,” explains Guido.
“Refilling and remanufacturing printer cartridges are becoming an indispensable service for schools looking to save money on supplies,” says Tom Fricke, CEO of Cartridge World. “Some local schools saved thousands of dollars last year in printer cartridge costs, and one of our university customers saved more than $10,000.” Besides being an affordable alternative for schools to stay “ahead of the curve” when it comes to increasing budget constraints, reusing printer cartridges also teaches students the importance of reusing and recycling to protect the environment.
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 empty cartridges 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. For more information, please contact Cartridge World – Metuchen at (848) 229-2390.