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 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 resources are lost.
That's why Planet Ark joined with Close the Loop® and the participating manufacturers - Brother, Canon, Cartridge World, Epson, HP & Kyocera - to set up the innovative Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program. This program collects and returns cartridges for remanufacturing and recycling - therefore keeping them out of landfill. Our Melbourne-based recycling partner, Close the Loop®, is independently audited on an annual basis for its zero waste to landfill guarantee.
In 2020, 25 million printer cartridges were shipped into Australia, however, only 19% of them were effectively recycled. Manufacturers within the industry have partnered with Cartridges 4 Planet Ark to take responsibility for their products end of life and increase the overall printer cartridge recycling rate. As we move towards making Cartridges 4 Planet Ark an accredited, voluntary product stewardship scheme, we hope to increase this recycling rate.
Help us meet our new goal by recycling your cartridges and increase the return rate to 30% by 2027.
Click here to learn how to recycle your cartridges.
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