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Sydney Markets Receives Global Recycling Award

Date: 03-Mar-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Over $7 million has been saved in waste disposal costs since 2005 by Sydney Markets. Recently, Australia's largest market was recognised as a world leader in recycling at the Global Sustainability Leaderships Conference and Awards. Using the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program was a part of that success.

'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' Blitzes 2013 Target

Date: 15-Nov-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Over 23 million printer cartridges have been recycled since the program began! Find out how it benefits the environment and how to join this recycling revolution.

Phones & Cartridges Recycling Revolutions

Date: 12-Nov-13
Author: Ryan Collins
The 22 million printer cartridges and 7.7 million mobiles recycled though the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' and MobileMuster programs represent a win for the consumer and for the environment.

The cost of business waste

Date: 17-Sep-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Australian businesses are spending more than $2.2 billion each year on waste services, of which $1.4 billion is spent on waste to landfill. As waste disposal costs increase, it makes financial sense to look for recycling options for the wide range of waste materials generated by businesses.

Turn your cartridges into your garden bed

Date: 28-Aug-13
Author: Ryan Collins
There are many more benefits to eWood than just being made from recycled cartridges collected through the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. And there are a multitude of eWood products, from garden beds to retaining walls to outdoor furniture to decking to farm fencing. Find out why eWood is perfect for our outdoor Aussie environment.

Zero Waste Audit Results for 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' Program Partner

Date: 21-Aug-13
Author: Ryan Collins
Close the Loop audit results are in! Find out how our Resource Recovery Partner went...

'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' recycling partner wins prestigious award

Date: 14-Jun-13
Author: Janet Sparrow
'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' resource recovery partner, Close the Loop, has been honoured with a gold award in the 25th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation in the US.

How many cartridges does it take to make an eWood table?

Date: 11-Jun-13
Author: Ryan Collins
The winner of our guessing comp has been announced. Find out who won and just how many cartridges it takes to make an eWood table...

'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' turns e-waste into opportunity

Date: 29-Apr-13
Author: Planet Ark
Printer cartridges contain valuable metals such as steel, aluminium and copper, much of which can be recycled, so it's important that people continue to recycle them. The recycled materials can be turned into pens, rulers, chemical spill clean up kits, and in eWood applications such as park benches, fencing and signs.

E-Waste Recycling World Record Attempt

Date: 18-Apr-13
Author: Zo Zhou
Australians are world-leading recyclers - just look at the 21 million printer cartridges recycled by 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. And now, between the 20th and 28th April we can help TechCollect set a world record for the most TVs, computers and printers recycled. Find out how you can help and let your friends and family know. Read more...

Take the RecyclingNearYou Survey

Date: 14-Jan-13
Author: Ryan Collins
We would love your input to help us make it even easier for Australians to recycle. Simply take our 2 minute user survey and have your say in how to improve the Recycling Near You website and hotline. Tell us what worked and what didn't...

Over 20 million cartridges find new lives!

Date: 18-Dec-12
Author: Zo Zhou
The 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' recycling program is a testament to Australia's recycling ingenuity, giving over 20,086,818 printer cartridges new lives as ewood, pens and many other product components. Thank you Australia for helping us reach our goal! Find out more...

The 12 Do's of Christmas

Date: 03-Dec-12
Author: Zo Zhou
Christmas is a time of joy and festivities, but it is also the season when households generate extra waste. Aussies are tipped to spend an incredible $10 billion on food this December, but can you guess how much of that we actually ends up in landfill? To find out, and to learn more about Planet Ark's guide for a greener Christmas, read on...

Great cartridge pen giveaway winners announced

Date: 14-Nov-12
Author: Zo Zhou
To celebrate National Recycling Week and to encourage schools to recycle as much as possible, Greenschools subcscribers were offered the chance to win one of 10 packs of 15 Enviroliner pens, made from recycled inkjet cartridges through the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. Check out who won!

Second Nature - Recycling In Australia

Date: 12-Nov-12
Author: Zo Zhou
For most Australians, recycling printer cartridges, aluminium cans and milk cartons has become second nature, but we're still throwing 22 million tonnes of waste into landfill each year. Planet Ark's new "Second Nature: Recycling in Australia" report details the current state of recycling, how we got there, and where we're heading.

Zero Waste to Landfill Audit results for 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'

Date: 24-Oct-12
Author: Ryan Collins
The results of the recent Zero Waste to Landfill Audit have been finalized. Read on to find out more...

Important changes to 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' workplace collections

Date: 15-Jun-12
Author: Ryan Collins
Businesses across Australia can no longer recycle mobile phones, chargers and accessories in their 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' collection boxes.

Famous faces celebrate 10 years of cartridge recycling!

Date: 30-Apr-12
Author: Zhi Yan
Renowned singer Kamahl and media personality Tim Webster are just two of the famous faces helping 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' celebrate its 10-year anniversary.

This Pen Used to be an Inkjet

Date: 26-Oct-11
Author: Lucy Band
90% of the new Enviroliner pen - including the ink - is made from used Inkjet cartridges. This new pen is turning waste materials into a valuable resource.

Resource Recovery Entrepreneur Recognised

Date: 17-Oct-11
Author: Steve Morriss, the founder and Executive Director of Close the Loop, the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' resource recovery partner, has been recognised in the 2011 Ernst & Young.

Canon's 2011 Environmental Grants Program is Now Open

Date: 17-Jun-11
Author: Lucy Band
Each year Canon Australia awards five grants to the sum of $5,000 to projects or organisations that can demonstrate a positive impact on Australia's natural environment and communities. Read on to find out more.

'Giving Consumers the Environmental Edge'

Date: 08-Jun-11
Author: Lucy Band
Planet Ark has launched Environmental Edge, a series of information-based television advertisements designed to help consumers understand the environmental benefits of a range of products and services.

Happy Birthday 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'!

Date: 03-May-11
Author: In its first 8 years, enough cartridges have been collected to fill over 30 Olympic swimming pools or almost 100 jumbo jets.

Konica Minolta sets a challenge

Date: 28-Apr-11
Author: Konica Minolta has set itself the challenge of reducing carbon dioxide emissions throughout its product lifecycles by 80% by 2050.

Help us celebrate our 18th birthday and win prizes

Date: 10-Mar-11
Author: Zhi Yan
Tell us what you would like to see Planet Ark achieve in the next few years, and you'll go in the running to win a share in over $900 worth of prizes!

Recycling scheme for flood-damaged ink cartridges

Date: 28-Jan-11
Author: Zhi Yan
Special sized 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' collection bags have been set-up in specific Officeworks outlets in Queensland so that businesses, in particular, can drop off flood-damaged printer cartridge supplies for recycling.

Recycling within reach of small business

Date: 24-Jun-10
Author: Michelle Cook
The most extensive directory of recycling services in Australia will be launched by Planet Ark today to help business owners and operators save money and reduce waste.

Do you choose the right bin?

Date: 23-Apr-10
Author: Michelle Cook
Research shows almost 50 percent of people place used printer cartridges in the wrong bin

'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' enters its 8th year

Date: 22-Apr-10
Author: Michelle Cook
Thursday April 22 celebrates Earth Day and 8 years of 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'

More places to recycle your 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'

Date: 20-Apr-10
Author: Michelle Cook
JB Hi-Fi and The Good Guys now collecting 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'

Mobile Phone Recycling in Victorian Workplaces

Date: 29-Mar-10
Author: Amy Nancarrow
Are you in a workplace in Victoria with your own 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' collection box? Check out the trial program with Mobile Muster.

Printer cartridges live again

Date: 29-Mar-10
Author: Michelle Cook
Cartridges collected through the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program are being reused to make recycling bins.

When it comes to printer cartridge recycling, Australians have an inkling!

Date: 16-Sep-09
Author: Michelle Cook
'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' celebrates 10 million returns

Check out the Nova Casanovas and recycle your cartridges!

Date: 22-Apr-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
Catch the Nova Casanovas on Wednesday 22nd April at lunchtime at Dick Smith North Parramatta or tune into Nova 96.9 FM.

Calling Green Team Members

Date: 21-Apr-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
Are you or your friend, colleague or partner part of a formal or informal Green Team or Sustainability Team at work?

Zero Waste To Landfill accreditation for Close the Loop

Date: 17-Apr-09
Author: Amy Nancarrow
For the 6th year running, Close the Loop, Resource Recovery Partner for 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark', has been certified as 'Zero Waste to Landfill'.

Planet Ark prepares to re-launch 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'

Date: 20-Mar-09
Author: Michelle Cook
Planet Ark is using Earth Day to re-launch the hugely successful 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program.