These emails can be used to promote the cartridges program to your staff (and/or students) at your workplace, so they know what to do with the cartridges they use at work and at home.
Simply copy and paste the text below into an email and circulate. One email is for new workplace members, one encourages your staff to bring their cartridges from home to recycle, while the other promotes the benefits of cartridge recycling.
New Cartridge Collection Notice
[Insert workplace name] has become a member of the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program.
This program collects and returns inkjet, toner cartridges, toner bottles and other imaging consumables from printers, fax machines and photocopiers for reprocessing and recycling.
If you remove any of these items from a printer, fax or copier, remember to drop them into the box located at [describe location(s)]. Please keep all packaging out of the cartridge collection box.
If the box is full please notify [name, position] on [number]. Or visit http://Cartridges.PlanetArk.org or call 1800 24 24 73 to find out how to arrange the return of the cartridges.
Bring Your Cartridges From Home
[Insert workplace name] is a member of the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program.
To help you make your home a little greener, you are invited to bring your used printer cartridges from home and drop them into our collection box for recycling. [The box/boxes] are located at [describe location].
This program collects and returns inkjet, toner cartridges, toner bottles and other consumables from printers, fax machines and photocopiers for reprocessing and recycling. The cartridges dismantled and used to make new products are as varied as road surface, pens, rulers, outdoor furniture and whitegoods.
Please keep all packaging out of the cartridge collection box.
If the box is full please notify [name, position] on [number]. To find out more visit the website at http://cartridges.planetark.org/about/ or call the Cartridges Hotline on 1800 24 24 73.
Printer cartridge recycling makes a difference
Thanks to the efforts of [Workplace name] and 28,000 other workplaces around the country, over 31 million printer cartridges have been recycled through the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program. That's one cartridge every 14 seconds!
Every cartridge we recycle saves energy, water and natural resources, such as aluminium, steel and plastics. The plastics can be turned into useful eWood items like pens, rulers, garden beds and outdoor furniture. The toner can be used to make TonerPave, a new type of asphalt. So keep making a difference by recycling all of your printer cartridges, including those you use at home, in the box[es] located at [describe location].