Planet Ark News

Garden Bed and Rulers Up For Grabs

Date: 24-Apr-15
Author: Emily Donnelly

Recycle your cartridges at Officeworks © Planet Ark

Recycle your cartridges at Officeworks

‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' is one of the longest-running examples of an extended producer program in Australia and has played a big role in encouraging schools and kids to recycle their printer cartridges. 

Great Results

When printer cartridges are sent to landfill they can take between 450 to 1000 years to break down. Since the program began in 2003, more than 27 million cartridges have been recycled.  That's the equivalent to 12,000 tonnes of plastic, metals, inks and toners. 

The Schools Competition

To date, more than 2000 schools across Australia are registered and have participated in the ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark Program'. To celebrate this great achievement, Planet Ark has teamed up with Officeworks to offer schools the chance to win an eWood garden bed and a share of 10,000 rulers made from recycled cartridges. 

To enter the competition schoolteachers and staff are to tell us why they think recycling cartridges is important.

The first 200 schools to enter will receive 50 rulers made from recycled cartridges, with one school winning an e-Wood garden bed valued at $1,000.

To find your nearest retail drop-off location, to enter the schools competition or for information about workplace collection options visit or call 1300 733 712.

Enter the competition.

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