28 Million Reasons To Be Proud
Author: Ryan Collins
Well done Australia! We have just hit 28 million cartridges recycled since the program began 12 years ago.
In terms of environmental benefits, you've helped us achieve over 12,300 tonnes of cartridges diverted from landfill, as well as significant water, energy and resource savings as a result of the recycled materials being used in other products.
'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' has lead to new and innovative products being designed with sustainability and the reuse of precious resources in mind. TonerPaveTM is a new type of road surface that uses recycled toner in its manufacture. Not only does it use recycled material but it's stronger and leads to lower total cost of ownership and lower carbon emissions when compared to other road surfaces.
In partnership with the participating manufacturers, Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta and Kyocera, this voluntary extended producer responsibility (EPR) program is one of the most successful of its kind in Australia, contributing to the global circular economy.
To help us reach our target of 31 million cartridges recycled by March 2016:
- Find a free drop off point near you and tell your friends and family, or
- See if your workplace can become a collection point at no cost.