One NHS Trust has announced its intention to take part in a project to help raise money for a children's charity by promoting the recycling of ink cartridges.

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will participate in a scheme that will allow individuals to drop off their old printer supplies in boxes at the headquarters of the organisation, the Buxton Advertiser reports.

As well as the environmental benefits of ensuring these consumables do not go to landfill, for every empty cartridge the Trust collects, £1 will be donated to Save the Children.

This money will then be used to fund projects to help improve the quality of life for vulnerable young people in the UK and around the world.

However, Save the Children is not the only charity to benefit from people recycling their old ink supplies, as it was recently reported by the Leatherhead Advertiser that people in Surrey have raised more than £2,000 for the Wildlife Aid Foundation by donating their old ink cartridges.