People should remember to consider the environment and recycle their used toner or ink cartridges, one avid recycler believes.

Speaking to Duke Today, Tonya Higgs said that it takes little effort to recycle printer supplies rather than put them in the general waste to be sent to landfill.

The news provider notes that the metal and plastic inside printer supplies could take up to 1,000 years to decompose at a landfill site, so recycling them can help to reduce this waste.

"It's the right thing to do because we just want to do our part to recycle anything we can," Ms Higgs told the news source.

She added that recycling such products is easy to do.

A number of manufacturers of printer supplies have set up their own schemes to collect all manner of used printer supplies, including older devices as well as ink cartridges or toner cartridges.

By making use of such services, consumers can rest assured they are doing their bit for the environment.