Most of us do our best to recycle through council kerbside recycling bins but this only makes up about 20% of the total amount of materials recycled in Australia.1 There are many other trusted2 , and often free, ways to recycle these items through awareness of these product stewardship schemes is not as high as council kerbside recycling – knowledge ranges from 61% for Cartridges 4 Planet Ark to 30% for FluoroCycle.3
- MobileMuster recycles all mobile phone components including all brands of handsets, along with their batteries, chargers and accessories, free of charge. With over 3,500 drop-off points nationwide, MobileMuster makes it easy to recycle your mobile phones and accessories.
- Cartridges 4 Planet Ark provides Australians with a free and easy way to recycle their used printer cartridges. Having recycled over 43 million cartridges, this program is highly accessible with over 3,500 public drop-off locations around the country.
- Nespresso has its own coffee capsule recycling program with more than 22,000 collection points in Australia.
1 National Waste Report 2018
2 Trust in product stewardship recycling programs increased in the last 12 months with high trust in MobileMuster increasing from 33% to 42%, Cartridges 4 Planet Ark increasing from 42% to 45% and Nespresso coffee capsule program increasing from 20% to 34% (Planet Ark commissioned research by Pollinate 2019).
3 Planet Ark commissioned research by Pollinate 2019