Council Toolkit

Layne Beachley AO, seven-time World Champion surfer with students and eWood garden beds made from reimagined printer cartridges © Planet Ark

Layne Beachley AO, seven-time World Champion surfer with students and eWood garden beds made from reimagined printer cartridges

To make it as easy as possible to promote the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program to your residents and staff, we have developed a range of promotional resources for you to use.

If you would like to promote the number of cartridges recycled in your council area, simply email a list of your postcodes and we’ll get the figures for you.

Adaptable Media Release

This year, our media initiatives will focus on thanking Australia for recycling a record 13,500 printer cartridges every working day in the last year. We will also be highlighting the program's continuing innovation with the launch of a new seal binder for roads made from 20% recycled waste toner and used tyre rubber called TonersealTM. This is in addition to existing recycled products like TonerpaveTM asphalt, pens and eWoodTM garden beds and flooring.

This adaptable media release could also be used as a newsletter story.

Download the adaptable media release.

Campaign Logo

To assist councils in promoting printer cartridge recycling, Planet Ark has developed the Recycle Your 'Cartridges for Planet Ark' logo. A zip file, with multiple file formats, is available for download here.  

If you do use the logo, we'd really appreciate you sending us a copy of any promotions or resources you use the logo for. Wherever possible we like to keep these for our records. If you have an questions please contact us on 1300 733 712 or at


A range of up-to-date photos from the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program are available for download from the Photo Gallery

Adaptable Email

The below email can be used to help us promote the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program to your residents and council colleagues. Simply cut and paste the text below and hit send!

THANK YOU for helping to recycle 13,500 printer cartridges every working day!

[Insert council name] residents have been very active recyclers through ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark', recycling a total of [insert number of cartridges] printer cartridges since since the program began in 2003.

In the last year, around 13,500 cartridges were diverted from landfill every working day through ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. Overall, more than 34 million cartridges have been recycled and approximately 14,500 tonnes of valuable resources such as metals and plastics.

"[Insert council name] is thanking residents for recycling their used cartridges," says [Insert spokesperson name], [Insert title]. "The success of this program to date shows how easy it is for the public to get involved and the real difference our actions can make to the environment."

"Planet Ark congratulates the residents of [insert council name] for taking such an active role in helping the program meet its targets. Key to the success of the program has been the close, and effective partnerships between responsible manufacturers, workplace and retail collection points and the community." said Paul Klymenko, Planet Ark's CEO.

Participating manufacturers - Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, and Kyocera - have partnered with Planet Ark to collectively ensure the responsible recycling of ink, laser cartridges, toner bottles and other items. The ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' recycling program is free, convenient, independently audited, and coordinated through a network of over 30,000 locations nationwide.

OPTIONAL: [Insert council name] residents can take their printer cartridges to the special collection boxes located at [Insert public collection point locations].

To find your nearest drop-off location, visit or call the ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' Hotline on 1800 24 24 73.

Or register your workplace for a free collection box at

Social Media

Share our social media posts or tag the Planet Ark Facebook page when you tell your followers about your support, hashtag #C4PA and tag @PlanetArk in your tweets.

    For example:

    • Thanks to you 13,500 printer cartridge were recycled every working day in the last year! #C4PA @PlanetArk
    • Local businesses may be eligible for a free ‘Cartridges 4 @PlanetArk' recycling box #C4PA
    • [Insert council name] residents can recycle their printer cartridges in special collection boxes located at [Insert public collection point locations*] #C4PA

    Find local collection points at

    Download our thank you graphic and share it on your council's social media.

    Click to enlarge. Right click and Save As to download.

    Sharable Videos

    Thank You for 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark's Biggest Year Ever!

    Share our short video of Layne Beachley, 7-time World Surfing Champion and Paul Klymenko, Planet Ark CEO thanking everyone for contributing to the biggest year ever for cartridge recycling.

    Seven-time world surfing champion Layne Beachley to the rescue!

    Share our short video of Layne Beachley saving a printer cartridge from landfill

    Find a Cartridge drop-off location