A new scheme from Kodak has been launched as part of an effort to encourage consumers to recycle more.

The company has launched a Trade-In and Recycling Program, whereby its customers in the US can dispose of all manner of consumer electronics that are no longer in use.

Items ranging from empty ink cartridges through to old printers and other electronic goods can be traded in through the scheme – and any brand of goods will be accepted.

"Our Trade-In and Recycling Program is another example of Kodak's ongoing commitment to sustainability in our operations and to helping consumers be more sustainable in their own lives," said Pradeep Jotwani, president of the consumer digital imaging group, chief marketing officer and senior vice-president at Eastman Kodak Company.

He added that sustainable practices are an "essential" part of the business for Kodak.

A number of Kodak products have received Energy Star certification, highlighting their low energy consumption.