Earth day is a great time to familiarize yourself with eco-friendly printers like the Epson ET-8500 printer. As we march towards a greener and cleaner future, we’re always on the lookout for the latest sustainable and eco-friendly technologies. Epson’s new line of supertank printers help you reduce waste and increase productivity—and produce amazing high-quality prints. Learn why this printer is better for the planet and for you, then enter to win one for your home.

Two reasons why Epson EcoTank printers are better for the environment

Over the past few years I have used much less paper and print a lot less at home too. One of the most important reasons is that my children graduated from school and moved out. No more school projects to print. While they were in school I bet we used an ink cartridge every month or two. Parents, you know what I am talking about! Recycling and composting are activities that many of us are doing a lot more than even a decade ago. Purchasing products from companies creating sustainable tech, like Epson, is another way to help the planet.

The EcoTank printers from Epson are just what parents need: you’ll save money and you’ll be helping the environment.

Save money: Ink cartridges are not cheap! With an Epson ET-8550 you’ll just refill the ink reservoirs in the printer when the ink levels are low. You won’t ever buy another ink cartridge! In fact, the ink bottles this printer comes with have so much ink that my family would have gone years without needing to buy more. Each ink bottle set is equivalent of 100 ink cartridges.

Help the environment: Fewer ink cartridges in your shopping cart means less ink cartridge plastic in the environment. It also means less plastic packaging for those ink cartridges, less energy being used on ink cartridge production, and less travel back and forth to transport those ink cartridges. You can see how big a deal these printers are.

Celebrate Earth Day by spreading the news about Epson Ecotank printers 

Do you celebrate Earth Day? You can! You could host an Earth Day party: use an Epson eco-friendly printer to create the invitations. Okay perhaps not. Or you could petition the government to turn Earth Day into a stat holiday. That too may be a bit too extreme for most of us. Perhaps a simpler way to help the environment is to just tell friends and family about companies, like Epson, who are making an effort toward sustainability, creating technology that uses less plastic and consumes less energy. Even better when you save money at the same time as you do with an Epson printer!

Then tell your friends to read and follow these instructions and they might win one.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in three different ways.

  1. In a comment below, tell us at least one innovative thing you do in your home to reduce waste and help the environment.
  2. In a comment beneath the review article for this printer on the blog, tell us two things mentioned in that article that you like about this printer.
  3. For two additional entries, create a public post on a social media channel sharing with your friends and followers that you are entering a Best Buy Blog contest for a chance to win an eco-friendly Epson EcoTank printer; include the hashtag #BestBuyEpsonContest, so we can find your post, and include a picture from this contest page. Then return here and tell us in a comment below on which channel you posted it and the name of your channel (since many people use pseudonyms) so that we can check and verify your entry. You can use any social media channel (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc.), but the post must be public so we can verify it is there.

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly select one winner to receive a new Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550 Wireless All-In-One Supertank Inkjet Printer.

This contest runs from April 12th to April 25th.

Remember you can enter in three different ways. Tell everyone you know about the joys of sustainable printing with an Epson EcoTank printer as a great way to celebrate Earth Day.

Win an Epson Ecotank Photo ET-8550 Wireless Supertank Printer Rules and Regulations

Good Luck

Martin Renaud
Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. I am happy to announce the winner(s) of this contest:

    Anthony B – Burlington, ON

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  2. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

  3. We Use Energy Efficient Bulbs

    – Last longer than incandescent bulbs (fewer bulbs to replace).
    – Use a fraction of the energy to run.
    – Saves valuable energy resources & lowers your monthly energy bill.

    Our family is pursuing photography as a hobby which has been extremely fulfilling, inspiring & relaxing. For that reason the Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550 would be the perfect gift.

    – It prints sharp, smudge-free text, vivid color pages, and photo-shop quality photos on specialty paper.

    – Cartridge-free system uses 6 colors of ink you can refill with the included ink bottles.

    We believe in being eco-friendly and saving money. This printer offers both aspects. Love to be able to share some of our printed photos with Best Buy. Thanks for this opportunity.


    Stevie – Twitter @JASZY101

  4. We reduce waste and help the environment by not using too many plastic bags in school lunches. A bag of chips might need a bag, but almost everything goes into the reusable, washable lunch boxes.

  5. Two things that I like about this printer is the fact that you won’t contribute to single use plastics by needing a new ink cartridge when you run out of ink and that it would literally be years between needing to buy a new ink bottle because each ink bottle set is equal to 100 cartridges.

  6. One thing I do in my home to reduce waste and help the enviroment is to grow some of my own veggies instead of buying them from the store. This reduces transportation, packaging, etc. and I compost the unused remains so eventually turns back into soil to be able to grow new veggies.

  7. Composting is one innovative thing I do in my home to reduce waste and help the environment – thanks for the generous contest & chance to win!!

  8. One innovative thing that I do in my home to reduce waste and help the environment is creating my own cleaning products!

  9. We re-use food containers, cook dinners at home as much as possible, compost anything we can, donate to thrift stores, buy from thrift stores, be conscious of our purchases and the life of the item, repair what we can, buy goods made of natural fibres where possible

  10. Purchasing products from companies that are creating sustainable tech, such as Epson, is another way to help the planet.

  11. I really like that the printer doesn’t use ink cartridges which not only will save a ton of money it also mean that you don’t have to worry about running out of ink.

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