Printer Ink and Toner Cartridges

Drop off your used printer ink and toner cartridges at our shop and we’ll recycle them for you.

Phone Cases

More than 31 million Canadians own a smartphone. Wow, eh? We all rely on phone cases to protect our most indispensable device. These phone cases contribute to our world’s plastic pollution, ending up in landfills coast-to-coast at an unthinkable rate, in fact:

    The average length of smartphone ownership in Canada is 26 months

    An average consumer uses 2-3 different cases in that device’s lifetime of 26 months

    That means over 35 million phone cases are used in a year, with no disposal solution – until now

    You may think when you drop your phone case in the blue bin that it will be recycled – it will not. Recycling depots do not process phone cases, sustainably made or otherwise. Although future-forward mobile accessory brands including LifeProof, Gear4, Mellow and Pela are already producing sustainably made phone cases to satisfy green-friendly shoppers, without the Phone Case Recovery Program, they are all destined for landfill. It is Eco-Train’s goal to educate business and consumers about the severity of the global plastic pollution crisis, while offering a sustainable solution. Here’s how it works:

Eco-Train, in collaboration with mobile accessory distributors and retailers across Canada – including Chrysalid tech & Print in Mackenzie! – has created a network of retail collection points that is expanding daily. Consumers are encouraged to bring their obsolete, out-of-date phone cases, all materials welcome except those containing batteries or made of metal, to their participating local retailer for recycling. For more about the program here:  https://eco-train.com/2021/03/17/ten-market-leading-brands-now-sponsoring-the-phone-case-recovery-program/

Bring your used phone cases to Chrysalid Tech & Print for recycling today!