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Congratulations on the great recycling Australia!

Date: 02-Mar-11

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Through our hugely successful and innovative ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ program, we’ve recycled 14.5 million used printer cartridges in just 8 years! All of these cartridges have either gone back to their manufacturers for re-use, or have been recycled through Close the Loop’s zero-waste-to-landfill recycling process.  

About ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’

‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ is an innovative recycling program that provides Australians with a free, easy and environmentally-accredited way to recycle their used printer cartridges. As printer cartridges are made up of a complex mix of plastics, metal, inks and toners they represent a significant investment in resources. When they are disposed of into landfill, these precious resources are lost.

The ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ program accepts all types and brands of inkjet and laser cartridges including toner bottles, fuser and drum units, print heads and hoppers. The program is made possible through the support of Brother, Canon, Epson, Konica Minolta and Lexmark. By participating in ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’, these manufacturers are taking responsibility for the cartridges they produce.

Help us reach our target of 15 million recycled cartridges!

There are four ways you can help us reach our target before midnight on 31st March 2011.

1.    Drop your used printer cartridges into the collection boxes at Officeworks and JB HiFi, and at participating Australia Post, Dick Smith, Tandy, Harvey Norman, and The Good Guys outlets. To find a collection box near you, click here.

2.    If your office, business or school uses more than three cartridges a month, you may be eligible for a free collection box of your own. For more information, call the Cartridges Hotline on 1800 24 24 73 or visit our Cartridges website.

3.    If you already have a ‘Cartridges for Planet Ark’ collection box in your workplace, encourage your colleagues to use it as much as they can. You can also put any cartridges you use at home into your workplace collection box. To remind your workmates to keep up the great recycling, check out some of the great resources we have here.

4.    Ask your family and friends to help us reach our target. Every single printer cartridge you recycle will bring us closer to our goal. A great way to spread the word is by using the ‘share’ icons at the bottom of this screen.

More Info

To find out more about ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’, click here.

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