Australian's send 34 printer cartridges to landfill every minute. We are urging Australians to deprive their garbage bins of electronic waste.
Printer cartridges are made up of a complex mix of plastics, metal, inks and toners and thus represent a significant investment in resources. When they are disposed of into landfill these resources are lost. That is why Planet Ark joined with Close the Loop and the participating manufacturers to set up the innovative Cartrides 4 Planet Ark program.
This program collects and returns cartridges for remanufacturing and recycling - therefore keeping them out of landfill. Planet Ark is successfully working with Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta and Kyocera to collectively take responsibility for the end life of their products. This voluntary Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program is one of the most successful of its type in the world. Help us save energy, water and resources by recycling your cartridges.
Printer and toner collection boxes are located at Council's Ayr and Home Hill Waste Transfer Stations and Council's Customer Service Centre.
Australia Post and Harvey Norman also accept printer cartridges as they are registered collection locations.
For more information visit:
Cartridges 4 Planet Ark https://planetark.org/campaigns/cartridges.cfm
Close the Loop https://www.closetheloop.com.au/