Want to turn those empty printer cartridges into trees?
Cartridge World, a two-month-old Atlantic Avenue franchise that refills old toner cartridges so they can print again, is now teaming up with a national tree-hugging group to save the very trees that are all too often the tragic victims of overzealous printing.
Just in time for Arbor Day (which is when, exactly?), the company announced that it would pay to plant a tree in a national forest every time a customer refills 10 cartridges.
“It’s a great opportunity for Cartridge World to contribute to reforestation,” said the owner, Geoffrey Wood.
A similar initiative in Britain resulted in 6,000 trees being planted, according to Cartridge World CEO Burt Yarkin, who hopes his 550 U.S. stores could lead to the planting of 75,000 trees nationwide.
Now if he could just do something about all that paper.
Cartridge World is at 224 Atlantic Ave., between Court Street and Boerum Place. Call (718) 858-3887 for information.
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