A social enterprise in Bury St Edmunds is calling on residents to recycle their empty ink cartridges by taking them to special collection points around the town.

Items donated will then be sold to recycling firms in order to raise funding to help people with disabilities find work.

The scheme is being run by Eco Services Digital (ESD), which is hoping that in addition to helping the environment by reducing the waste sent to landfill, the initiative will offer greater opportunities to individuals with learning disabilities.

Currently, around 150 people come to the group's facility at Moreton Hall, which provides a mixture of paid and unpaid training and employment opportunities, the BBC reports.

The project, which is part of Whitehouse Enterprises, offers job opportunities at its sign-making and printing business.

Manager at ESD Andrew Akehurst said: "People come here and improve their fine motor skills and everyday skills such as English, maths and social interaction."

He estimated the recycling project could take in up to half a tonne of printer supplies a week that will be reused instead of being wasted.