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Over 20 million cartridges find new lives!

Date: 18-Dec-12
Author: Zo Zhou

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

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
These environmental benefits have been brought about by everyday Australians in partnership with the participating manufacturers that fund the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program.
To help us increase our rate of recycling:

* Based on a Life Cycle Analysis of Close the Loop's processes from the point of collection through to the point of final disposition

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