Printer cartridges are made up of a complex combination of plastics, metals, foam, ink and toner. Throwing them into landfill represents a waste of resources and contributes to the growing problem of electronic waste. By recycling your cartridges you are helping to reduce this waste.
There are many environmental benefits from recycling your cartridges.
All inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges and toner bottles from participating brands can be placed in the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark box.
Find your nearest participating outlet with the special Cartridges 4 Planet Ark boxes.
All of the printer cartridges collected will be returned to Close the Loop® where they will be sorted and processed.
Low-carbon road surface, TonerPlas™ and TonerPaveTM, are two of the products manufactured using recycled printer cartridges.
Lousy Ink, an artists ink and eWood®, a timber replacement product are two of the products manufactured using recycled printer cartridges.
Here are some questions that are often asked about 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'.
A wealth of information on recycling in general.
Cartridge Recycling Factsheet
A summary of all the above information in a handy factsheet.