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Recycle your schools' printer cartridges in May to help protect our beaches

May 7, 2019

Claire Bell


Recycling your school’s printer cartridges in May is a small act with a big impact. For every cartridge recycled we’re donating to Surfrider Foundation Australia and we have a fabulous competition to WIN a Surfboard. We’ve also sneaked in our top tips for sustainable printing! 

Recycle in May and save our beaches! 

Already have a Cartridges 4 Planet Ark collection box? Encourage your school community to bring in their cartridges, fill up your bag and return it for recycling. For every cartridge recycled in May we donate one cent to the Surfrider Foundation Australia and support their efforts to protect our oceans and beaches. 

We also have an awesome competition to WIN a Surfboard, handmade and printed with a design made from recycled cartridge ink. To enter, head to our Facebook and Instagram competition post, guess how many cartridges we will recycle in May and tag Surfrider Foundation. 

If you don’t have a cartridge recycling box for your school it’s easy and free to register and we’ll send you everything you need. 

Here’s our top tips to sustainable printing and recycling: 

  • Keep printing to a minimum where possible.
  • Print on both sides and use any pages with printing on just one side as scrap paper. 
  • Use up paper with old headers and logos for internal printing and notebooks. 
  • Use 100% recycled Australian made paper in your printer such as Planet Ark Paper. 
  • Recycle your paper!  
  • Recycle your printer cartridges with Cartridges 4 Planet Ark. 

Claire Bell

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.