In the UK, we throw away 30 million ink cartridges a year. These cartridges alone take 1,425,000 litres of oil to produce. If your ink cartridge can not be refilled, try one of the numerous schemes that recycle ink cartridges.
You can recycle your ink cartridges at Tesco supermarkets, and if you are a club card holder, you get 100 club card points for each eligible cartridge. Post paid envelopes can be picked up in Tesco supermarkets.