The United Way of Central Maryland has launched a program to turn used, oil-based laser jet printing cartridges into human service dollars while helping to protect the environment and conserve oil.
More than 100 companies are currently donating cartridges through the Trash-to-Beams program, which is expected to raise $22,000 to help fund United Way programs throughout the region.
The program was begun last year, and has taken on new dimensions in light of the current Persian Gulf crisis. Recycling oil-based products reduces dependency on foreign crude oil. The United States could save as much as 4.4 million quarts of oil annually by recycling oil-based cartridges, according to United Way officials. Information: 547-8000 ext. 321.
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