'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'
‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' is an innovative recycling program that provides Australians with a free and easy way to recycle their used printer cartridges. As a sponsor of National Recycling Week, the program has itself achieved impressive recycling results with over 25 million printer cartridges successfully diverted from landfill and recycled.
Using patented Australian technology, the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program ensures zero-waste to landfill. A large proportion of the cartridges are returned to the original manufacturer for their own component recovery programs. The remaining cartridge waste components are recycled, with some of the plastic being used to produce eWood™ - a timber replacement product used to make items such as outdoor furniture, fencing and garden edging. Some of the toner is used to make a new type of road called TonerPave™.
Used printer cartridges from participating brands can be dropped into a ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' collection box at participating Australia Post, Officeworks, JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith Electronics, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, Office National and Office Products Depot outlets.
To find your nearest retail drop off location, visit RecyclingNearYou.com.au or call the Cartridges Hotline on 1800 24 24 73.
The participating brands for the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program are: