Why Do Some Cartridges Impact On The Program?

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We are able to provide 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' as a free service through the financial support of our Participating and Supporting Manufacturers - Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera and Lexmark and well as IBM, Toshiba, Lanier, Fuji Xerox Australia, Samsung, Panasonic, and Ricoh.

These manufacturers pay for the collection, transport and recycling of their printer cartridges when they are collected through the program.

The following manufacturers do not participate in, or contribute to, our program (although they may have their own recycling program). Every one of these cartridges that we collect becomes a financial burden on our free program, making it more difficult for us to continue to provide a free service. These manufacturers are:

  • Oki
  • Oce
  • Fuji Xerox Printers
  • Kodak
  • Tektronix
  • Dell
  • Calidad
  • Mimaki
  • Xeikon

It is important that cartridges from these manufacturers are excluded from the ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' collection boxes. We are asking for your support.


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