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About 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'


'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' retail collection box © Planet Ark

‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' is an innovative recycling program that provides Australians with a free, easy and environmentally-accredited way to recycle their used printer cartridges.

As cartridges are made up of a complex mix of plastics, metal, inks and toners they represent a significant investment in resources.  When they are disposed of into landfill these resources are lost.  

That's why Planet Ark joined with Close the Loop and the participating manufacturers to set up the innovative 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. This program collects and returns cartridges for remanufacturing and recycling - therefore keeping them out of landfill. Our Melbourne-based recycling partner, Close the Loop®, is independently audited on an annual basis for its zero waste to landfill guarantee.

Participating Manufacturers

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.

Collection Partners

By participating in the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' campaign our retail collection partners are helping their customers to responsibly dispose of the cartridges they use at home or work.

Resource Recovery Partner

Close the Loop has provided the collection, recycling and resource recovery operations for the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program since its conception in 2003.

Current Target

Join the campaign to recycle 34 million printer cartridges before the end of March 2017.