Emeryville, CA–Back-to-school brings mixed emotions to most school children–end of summer blues combined with the anticipation and excitement of reuniting with old friends and making new ones. However, for many K-12 teachers, it’s also a harsh reminder that a lack of school funds often makes it necessary for them to foot the bill for classroom supplies.

For teachers worried about “breaking the bank” this school season, Cartridge World, the world’s fastest growing ink and toner cartridge refilling retailer, is giving back to local schools and teachers with special discounts and fundraising options. The company specializes in refilling inkjet cartridges and remanufacturing laser printer cartridges for a fraction of the cost of buying new ones.

“We want to help teachers and schools in as many ways we can,” said Burt Yarkin, CEO of Cartridge World North America. “Not only do we help K-12 teachers, students, and families reduce the cost of printer supplies, but we also have fundraising programs through our Recycle Rewards and Refill Rewards programs.”

To demonstrate their commitment to local K-12 schools, Cartridge World offers a variety of discount and fundraising programs for schools:

*Teacher Appreciation Week–September 18, 2006 kicks off a week-long discount for K-12 teachers. Educators presenting ID at participating Cartridge World stores will receive a 33 percent discount on Cartridge World’s already low cost inkjet cartridge refills. This is a great chance to stock up on extra supplies!

*10 Percent Year-Round Educator Discount–In addition to Teacher Appreciation Week, Cartridge World offers an ongoing 10 percent discount on inkjet and laser cartridge refills for K-12 teachers, faculty, and staff.

*Recycle Rewards– A fundraising program for K-12 schools that invites students to drop off their empty inkjet and laser cartridges at school. Cartridge World will buy back those cartridges to ensure each one is recycled properly.

Fundraising with Cartridge World is as easy as 1-2-3!

Get the students involved! It’s a well known fact that many students and teachers use printers in their homes. When they run out of ink, most people throw empty cartridges away and run to the nearest tech store to purchase new ones. The Cartridge World Recycling Program encourages students to participate by bringing their empty cartridges to school. Participation directly benefits students and schools, while helping the environment at the same time. Try designating a student from each grade to be in charge of collecting as many cartridges as possible or even a competition between grade levels!

1. Cartridge World will provide collection bins for the used cartridges to be collected at schools. When ready, call the local Cartridge World store and they will come pick-up the cartridges free of charge!

2. Collect money! Cartridge World will pay schools money for every cartridge collected. This on-going fundraising program allows students to continuously raise funds for their classes, sports teams, and club group throughout the year.

*Refill Rewards– In addition to bringing empty cartridges to school, parents can bring cartridges into any participating Cartridge World store, have them refilled, and still earn money for their school of choice!

“Giving back to the community is important to Cartridge World,” said Burt Yarkin, CEO of Cartridge World. “These teacher discounts and recycling programs are a way of showing that we care.”

Customers can bring their empty name-brand ink and toner cartridges to Cartridge World locations and have them refilled. In most cases, customers can purchase the same cartridge model already refilled, or wait for the work to be completed in-store. The refill process is quick and offers a 100 percent money-back guarantee on quality. At the same time, it offers teachers, students, and families up to a 50 percent savings. Refilling empty cartridges also benefits the environment by keeping used cartridges out of landfills.

About Cartridge World

Cartridge World, founded in Australia in 1997, is the world’s fastest growing ink refill franchise retailer in the $80 billion printer cartridge industry. The company refills empty ink cartridges for inkjet printers, laser printers, fax machines, and photocopiers with top quality inks and toners. Businesses and consumers save up to 50 percent versus purchasing new brand-name cartridges, receive a 100 percent money back service guarantee, and help protect the environment by keeping used cartridges out of landfills. There are currently more than 440 locations open in the United States, with 600 locations expected by the end of 2006. For more information: call (888) 99-REFILL or visit www.cartridgeworldusa.com.

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