Did you know you're a recycling hero?
Author: Claire Bell
Did you know your recycling efforts along with our partners have achieved the amazing milestone of collecting over 45 million printer cartridges?
Ahead of Global Recycling Day on 18 March with its theme of 'Recycling Heroes', Cartridges 4 Planet Ark acknowledge and thank our recycling heroes across Australian workplaces, schools and councils.
The workplace program wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the ongoing commitment of our participating manufacturers, Brother, Canon, Epson, Konica Minolta and Kyocera. Collectively these manufacturers have proactively and voluntarily joined together to take responsibility for the end of life of their printer cartridges. With zero waste going to landfill, workplaces across the country have access to a free and accessible recycling program.
Cartridge recycling in Australia is possible thanks to Close The Loop, a Melbourne based recycler who are innovators in finding end products for recycled printer cartridges to. Next time you're out driving your car you may well be on a road made with their patented TonerPlasTM additive made from cartridge toner, soft plastics and recycled glass. This makes the road stronger and is more sustainable than standard asphalt.
We need more heroes like you and our partners to keep resources out of landfill through product stewardship programs such as Cartridges 4 Planet Ark.
Keep being a hero and help us meet our next target of 50 million cartridges recycled:
- Use your workplace cartridge recycling box, keeping it visible near your printer and return the cartridges when the bag is full
- Ask staff to bring in their cartridges from home for collection
- Order more boxes for other locations in your organisation
- Spread the word in your organisation, use our resource kit to help you
- Support our partner manufacturers by buying their products knowing that they take responsibility for them at the end of their life
For more information visit Cartridges 4 Planet Ark.
Claire is Planet Ark's Recycling Campaign Manager. After working in the communications industry and raising a young family, she joined Planet Ark to follow her passion for helping the environment.
- The top ten returners for Cartridges 4 Planet Ark »
- Sustainable printing? Yes, it is possible! »
- Cartridges 4 Planet Ark nails product stewardship at a time when most are finding their feet »
- Who's in the top ten returners for Cartridges 4 Planet Ark? »
- Recycle your schools' printer cartridges in May to help protect our beaches »
- Research reveals Australia's most trusted recycling program »
- Important green dates for the 2019 school calendar »
- We're celebrating 40 million cartridges saved from landfill »
- The new regifting - giving recycled products »
- Close the Loop winners at 2018 Hume Business Awards »
- New research sheds light on Australian attitudes towards environmental sustainability »
- Lake Macquarie Council paving the way for recycled roads »
- NSW gets its own revolutionary road »
- Where are we with e-waste recycling? »
- Budding Australian solutions for plastic waste »
- Did your council or workplace make the top ten? »
- Cartridges 4 Planet Ark celebrates 15 years of recycling with Layne Beachley »
- How Cartridges 4 Planet Ark is part of the solution to plastic pollution »
- Find out how Cartridges 4 Planet Ark is part of the solution to plastic pollution »
- Compatible printer cartridges are not what you think they are »
- Epson elevates commitment to cartridge recycling »
- Did Your Council or Workplace Make the Top Ten? »
- Thanks Australia! 13,500 Printer Cartridges Recycled Every Working Day »
- An Impressive 10 Million and Counting »
- Printer Cartridges are Driving Innovation »
- Soft Plastic - Scrunch and Recycle »
- Zero Waste Audit Results for 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' Program Partner »
- Win a YEAR'S SUPPLY of Naturale Toilet Tissue »
- You made June our Biggest Month Ever! »
- A Quick Recycling Guide To 3 Tricky Items »
- Selfie Challenge Winners »
- Printage Cartrij? Printer cartres? Printer Cartridges? »
- Reimagining Rubbish as a Resource »
- Selfie Challenge - #WhatsNotToLove »
- Look Who's Recycled 30 Million Cartridges »
- Electrify Recycling »
- What's In a Label? »
- Is it Gold For Australia? »
- Planet Ark Ambassadors Honoured »