Never Mind Recycled Paper, Here’s a Recycled Printer (at least part of it)

Here’s a step in a different direction. If you’re the type who likes to make a difference by using recycled paper for your printing jobs in order to offset a tiny portion of the deforestation you could take a little step further and help out with recycled printer parts. Now I’m not encouraging you to go out and buy a new printer if you already have a perfectly good one. That would be defeating the purpose. But if you are in the market for a printer because you need one, then you may consider this neat gadget.

HP’s Photosmart D5460 Inkjet Printer uses ink cartridges made from the recycled plastic of old ink cartridges. <click read more to see pictures and description.>

HP Photosmart D5460 Printer

HP Photosmart D5460 Printer

As part of HP’s Innovative “Closed Loop” Inkjet Cartridge Recycling Program, the old ink catridges are collected (PDF) once their life span of use has come to an end, (including refilling) and the plastic is processed for use in the manufacture of new cartridges (avoiding landfills). The “eco-friendly” Photosmart D5460 also uses 55% recycled plastic in the manufacture of the printer heads (source: HP).

If this has intrigued you enough to learn more about this printer, you can check out the specs at HP’s product page, and read some solid reviews and discussion at

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