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Roland collects 3.5 tonnes of cartridges

August 1, 2017

Roland DG Australia saved 3.5 tonnes of waste going to landfill with their cartridge collection program.

Roland DG Australia Pty Ltd, a manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters worldwide, announced that its Cartridge Recycle Program has diverted almost 3.5 tonnes of waste from ending up in landfill.

Since Roland DG’s Cartridge Recycle Program was launched in October last year, 3,449.2kgs of cartridge and associated consumables waste has been collected in Roland DG collection boxes, located in major dealerships and at large customer sites across the country. The materials collected equate to laying 127.93km of TonerPave, a low cost, lower carbon footprint asphalt developed from recycled materials, including the toner collected within the ink cartridges.

The program is run in partnership with Close the Loop, Australia’s largest recycling and resource recovery company for imaging consumables, with 100 percent of every cartridge either reused or recycled.

“We are pleased to see that our Cartridge Recycle Program is having such a positive impact on the wide format industry, and the environment as a whole, and that we’ve been able to significantly reduce the amount of empty inkjet cartridges ending up in landfill”, said Greg Stone, Product and Marketing Manager at Roland DG Australia. “It is great that this waste is not only recycled, but reused, and turned into a range of materials such as pens, rulers, and even asphalt – re-enforcing Close the Loop’s ‘zero waste to landfill’ philosophy.”

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