We live in an era where consumer products have built-in obsolescence, which means things are not built to last. What’s more, with the rapid pace of technological developments, the amount of outdated e-waste is quickly filling landfill sites.
Modern printers can do just about anything, print, copy, and scan, and these machines are getting cheaper by the day as there is less of a demand for paper documents. The trouble is, once the cartridges run dry or the machine needs to be fixed, it is often cheaper to purchase a new printer than replace the cartridge or repair your machine. This e-waste is having a huge impact on the environment.