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Roland launches cartridge recycling programme

October 25, 2016

One of Roland's cartridge recycling boxes

One of Roland’s cartridge recycling boxes

The wide-format OEM has launched the programme in Australia to “reduce the company’s impact on the environment”.

Wide Format Online reported on the launch of the programme by Roland DG, which has begun the programme in Australia “in partnership with Close the Loop”, and structured it to “ensure the simple and efficient collection of empty Roland inkjet cartridges”. Close the Loop, “Australia’s largest recycling and resource recovery company for imaging consumables”, will reuse or recycle “100 percent of every inkjet cartridge that is collected”.

The programme, Roland states “makes it as easy as possible for customers to recycle their empty Roland ink cartridges, at no cost to them”, with consumers only needing to “drop them to a participating local dealer or authorised Roland service agent”, with empties collected on behalf of Close the Loop for “processing”.

Greg Stone, Product and Marketing Manager for Roland DG Australia, commented: “Unfortunately in our industry, many empty inkjet cartridges end up in landfill, where they have the potential to contaminate the environment. We want to work closely with the industry to reduce this impact and Close the Loop is an obvious choice as their ‘zero waste to landfill’ philosophy perfectly aligns with what we’re trying to achieve.”

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