June 6, 2022
Cartridges 4 Planet Ark announced that it has recently reached 50 million printer cartridges recycled since the program began.
The programme was set up back in 2003, and marked its fifteenth anniversary in 2018, and celebrated the milestone of forty million cartridges collected in that year. In March 2020 the collection programme celebrated 45 million cartridges recycled.
Now two years later, the Australian collection programme is celebrating its next milestone of 50 million cartridges recycled since the program began in 2003.
Cartridges 4 Planet Ark said in its announcement: “To put that into perspective, if we laid 50 million printer cartridges end to end it would span a distance over 5,500km. That’s a wider distance than all of Australia measured coast to coast.”
Cartridges 4 Planet Ark works with participating manufacturers Canon, HP, Brother, Epson, Kyocera, and Konica Minolta, and its programme manager, Close The Loop, and its collection retail partners including Officeworks, Australia Post, JB Hifi, The Good Guys, and Harvey Norman.
“Through recycling and repurposing, used cartridges can be used to recover many useful resources, such as plastics, metals, and even leftover ink. These repurposed materials go into products from pens to roads that we can all benefit from without having to rely on virgin resources.
“Best of all, Cartridges 4 Planet Ark has a zero waste to landfill guarantee,” Cartridges 4 Planet Ark continued.
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