Over 20 million cartridges find new lives!
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 and congratulations Australia for helping us reach our 2012 goal!
So what has all this recycling achieved?
- Over 9,300 tonnes of cartridges diverted from landfill
- Over 95,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases prevented from being released into the atmosphere*
- Significant water, energy and resource savings as a result of the recycled materials being used in other products
- Find out where you can drop your printer cartridges for free recycling, and tell your friends and family
- See if your workplace qualifies to become a collection point at no cost.
* Based on a Life Cycle Analysis of Close the Loop's processes from the point of collection through to the point of final disposition