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Layne Beachley celebrating 15 years of Cartridges 4 Planet Ark with 15 year old students from Cromer High School, NSW © Claire Bell

Layne Beachley celebrating 15 years of Cartridges 4 Planet Ark with 15 year old students from Cromer High School, NSW

To make it as easy as possible to promote the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program to your residents and staff, we have developed a range of promotional resources for you to use.

If you would like to promote the number of cartridges recycled in your council area, simply email recycling@planetark.org a list of your postcodes and we’ll get the figures for you.

Adaptable Media Release

This year, our media initiatives will focus on celebrating 15 years of closing the recycling loop, a record 13,750 printer cartridges every working day in the last year. We're also excited to introduce TonerPlasTM  where waste toner has joined soft plastics collected by REDcycle and stockpiled glass in a new road surface that lasts up to 65% longer than traditional asphalt. The first road using this new technology was laid by Hume City Council on May 29th 2018 with more to follow

This adaptable media release could also be used as a newsletter story.

Download the adaptable media release.

Campaign Logo

To assist councils in promoting printer cartridge recycling, Planet Ark has developed the Recycle Your Cartridges for Planet Ark logo. A zip file, with multiple file formats, is available for download here.  

If you do use the logo, we'd really appreciate you sending us a copy of any promotions or resources you use the logo for. Wherever possible we like to keep these for our records. If you have an questions please contact us on 1300 733 712 or at recycling@planetark.org.

Photos

A range of up-to-date photos from the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program are available for download from the Photo Gallery

Adaptable Email

The below email can be used to help us promote the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program to your residents and council colleagues. Simply cut and paste the text below and hit send!

Celebrate 15 years of closing the recycling loop

[Insert council name] residents have been very active recyclers through Cartridges 4 Planet Ark, recycling a total of [insert number of cartridges] printer cartridges since the program began in 2003.

In the last year, around 13,750 cartridges were diverted from landfill every working day through Cartridges 4 Planet Ark. Overall, more than 38 million cartridges have been recycled and approximately 15,700 tonnes of valuable resources such as metals and plastics. The equivalent of 77 Olympic swimming pools.

"[Insert council name] is thanking residents for recycling their used cartridges," says [Insert spokesperson name], [Insert title]. "The success of this program to date shows how easy it is for the public to get involved and the real difference our actions can make to the environment."

"Planet Ark congratulates the residents of [insert council name] for taking such an active role in helping the program meet its targets. Key to the success of the program has been the close, and effective partnerships between responsible manufacturers, workplace and retail collection points and the community." said Paul Klymenko, Planet Ark's CEO.

Participating manufacturers - Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, and Kyocera - have partnered with Planet Ark to collectively ensure the responsible recycling of ink, laser cartridges, toner bottles and other items. The Cartridges 4 Planet Ark recycling program is free, convenient, independently audited, and coordinated through a network of over 30,000 locations nationwide.

OPTIONAL: [Insert council name] residents can take their printer cartridges to the special collection boxes located at [Insert public collection point locations].

To find your nearest drop-off location, visit Cartridges.PlanetArk.org or call the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark Hotline on 1800 24 24 73.

Or register your workplace for a free collection box at http://cartridges.planetark.org/workplace/register.cfm.

Social Media

Share our social media posts or tag the Planet Ark Facebook page when you tell your followers about your support, hashtag #C4PA and tag @PlanetArk in your tweets.

    For example:

    • Celebrating 15 years of Cartridges 4 Planet Ark, over 38 million cartridges recycled! http://Cartridges.PlanetArk.org #C4PA @PlanetArk
    • Local businesses may be eligible for a free Cartridges 4 PlanetArk recycling box http://Cartridges.PlanetArk.org #C4PA
    • [Insert council name] residents can recycle their printer cartridges in special collection boxes located at [Insert public collection point locations*] #C4PA

    Find local collection points at RecyclingNearYou.com.au/Cartridges

    Download our celebrating 15 years graphic and share it on your council's social media.

    Click to enlarge. Right click and Save As to download.

    Sharable Videos

    Celebrating 15 years of Cartridges 4 Planet Ark

    Share our short video of Layne Beachley, 7-time World Surfing Champion and students from Cromer High School, NSW.

    Lousy Ink - makers of 100% recycled ink from cartridges

    Share Lousy's short video on how they get the ink from the Close the Loop recycling faciity in Melbourne

    Find a Cartridge drop-off location